Cilantro has been found to suppress lead accumulation in rats, which gives promise for the use of cilantro to combat lead and other heavy metal toxicity. Because of its chelation abilities, cilantro is also being studied as a natural water purifier.
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You may have noticed that cilantro can be a tricky plant to garden if you don’t know when to harvest. It’s leaves will lose their delicious flavor once it goes to seed. You cannot keep cilantro from going to seed indefinitely, but you can delay it if you harvest it properly. Click through to the post for tips to help you know when to harvest cilantro leaves and get the most out of your cilantro before it "bolts" (goes to seed)!