Coriander, the forgotten herb that helps cleanse heavy metals

Everyone appreciates (or hates) it for its flavor, but few know the chelating properties of coriander to purify heavy metals

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Everyone likes (or hates) coriander for its flavor, but few know of its chelating properties that help cleanse away heavy metals

Il coriander it is one of the most ancient spices in memory, with extraordinary properties among which that of natural chelator to purify yourself of heavy metals

Coriander (Coriandrum spp.), Belonging to the Umbelliferae family, is a plant present in the Mediterranean since ancient times and which is used in the kitchen as a spice or aromatic herb especially in eastern countries, to flavor different types of petances and drinks. Its phytotherapeutic properties are numerous and extraordinary, including that of helping to purify heavy metals. So how to use coriander for this purpose?

Also known as "Chinese parsley", coriander is native to southern Europe and the Middle East and owes its name from the Greek koris "bedbug" due to the particular smell emanating from the fresh plant which is reminiscent of that of green bugs. The plant can reach up to 70 meters in height, the flowers are pink-white and gathered in umbrella-like inflorescences. In ancient times it was so appreciated that it was even depicted on Egyptian tombs. The Romans used it a lot to preserve food, once crushed and mixed with salt and vinegar.

Marco Gavio Apicius, a Roman gastronome and cook, added coriander to various dishes to enhance the flavor. Pliny, a Roman writer, instead highlighted its particular therapeutic virtues.

But this, which can be considered one of the most ancient spices in memory, (present in some archaeological remains dating back to more than 7000 years ago) was also used in the past as a medicinal plant able to make headaches disappear and prevent fever.

Over the years, the use of coriander in the culinary environment has unfortunately come less and less (especially in the Western world), which is why it is often identified with the nickname of "forgotten herb". However, the herbal sector today recognizes several phytotherapeutic properties of coriander considered beneficial for our body, especially the detox ones, able to detoxify the body even from heavy metals as demonstrated by various scientific researches and as Dietrich Klinghardt reiterated in his book. on chelation defining coriander "the only effective agent in mobilizing mercury stored in the intracellular space and in the cell nucleus"


Coriander and heavy metals

La ability to detoxify naturally the body from the heavy metals of coriander has been amply demonstrated by various researches that have highlighted the ability to protect the body from oxidative stress induced by lead and other metals as well as their removal from the body as underlined by the study conducted by the Heart Disease Foundation.

To enhance the effectiveness of coriander and promote the complete expulsion of heavy metals, it is good to combine it with another natural chelating agent in order to avoid the re-intoxication process by absorbing toxins in the intestinal tract. The two best known and used are Zeolite and chlorella algae. Both are able to eliminate heavy metals through the intestine, once the coriander has taken steps to remove them from the various organic tissues. As for the chlorella algae, it is advisable to always check the origin as it is produced on a large scale especially in Japan, near the Fukushima area.

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Coriander seeds, leaves and extract can all be used to help eliminate heavy metals from our body. In particular:

  • Seeds: to be used in herbal teas, soups or as a spice (minced).
  • Fresh leaves: to be used as an aromatic herb in salads, infusions, creams, pesto or centrifuged.
  • Tincture: a few drops to rub on the wrists 2-3 times a day. The posology depends on the indication for which the solution is being administered. For heavy metals, a larger dose (about 40 drops) orally should be used shortly before meals. For greater effectiveness it is recommended to take 30 teaspoon of zeolite or 1 tablets of chlorella 2 minutes before meals. It is recommended to start treatment only under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath.

Recipes for purifying with coriander

In addition to the tincture, it is also possible to take coriander by including it in our daily diet through infusions, herbal teas and recipes in which to enhance its properties. Here are some of them:

Coriander infusion

Coriander tea is a godsend to cleanse and detoxify our body! The recipe is really very simple.


  • 1 bunch of coriander leaves
  • Water (5 cups)


Cut the stems so that you can only use the leaves. Combine the coriander leaves with the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When it comes to a boil, lower the heat to low and leave to infuse for 20 minutes. After the necessary time, pour everything into a cup using a colander.

Coriander pesto


Coriander sauce is ideal to accompany fresh vegetable salads or to dress a plate of wholemeal pasta.ingredients:

  • 100 gr of coriander leaves
  • 150 gr of extra virgin olive oil
  • 40 grams of parmesan cheese
  • 25 gr of chopped walnuts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Juice of half a lemon


Put all the ingredients in a blender and start blending until you reach the desired consistency. If necessary, pour a drizzle of oil. You can also keep the pesto in a hermetically sealed glass jar, taking care to place it in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3/4 days.

Coriander and avocado cream


The coriander and avocado cream without tomato is a tasty variation of the classic guacamole.


  • 1 tablespoon of fresh coriander leaves and a few sprigs
  • 40 gr of ripe avocado
  • 300 g of lukewarm vegetable broth
  • 4 spoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper as needed
  • Chilli pepper to taste


Peel and debon the avocado, cut it into small pieces and blend it together with all the other ingredients. Once you have reached a nice creamy consistency you can serve.

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  • Coriander: uses and fantastic properties
  • Why does coriander taste like soap? (VIDEO)
  • Farming, spices reduce greenhouse gases: a "touch of coriander" against emissions

Other remedies to cleanse heavy metals:

  • How to cleanse yourself of heavy metals: 10 foods and natural remedies
  • Zeolite: the mineral that absorbs metals and fights free radicals
  • How to reduce heavy metals with brewer's yeast
  • Sweating helps eliminate toxic substances from the body
  • How to reduce exposure to heavy metals in our own small way


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