Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

What most people do not know about cilantro is that its both an herb and a spice; the plant bears aromatic seeds — known as coriander seeds — that have their own health benefits.

 

The nutritional content of this low-calorie, no-cholesterol herb is very impressive, since it is abundant in:

  • Antioxidant polyphenolic flavonoids like quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and epigenin

  • Minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium

  • Vitamins A, C and K, as well as B vitamins

Cilantro is also proven to have antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, disinfectant and antibacterial properties, as well as a vast amount of health benefits.

 

Cilantro can have certain side effects, such as, allergic skin reactions, skin irritation, photosensitivity and inflammation and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and cardiac arrhythmia in your pet so don't feed too much. 

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