Fact or Myth: Does a Parsley and Cilantro Detox Really Work?

This is a FACT.

Hold off on the enemas and colon cleanses…there’s a gentle, more natural detox alternative. Two popular green herbs, rich in vitamins and minerals, exhibit powerful detoxifying properties. When used together as part of a healthy cleanse, parsley and cilantro rid your body of heavy metals as well as accumulated salt and waste products.

CorianderHeavy Metal Overload

Our bodies are naturally designed to filter through toxins and self-heal, but we’ve seriously compromised that ability by polluting the air we breathe, eating non-organic, pesticide-laden foods, and bathing in and drinking tainted, unfiltered water. Then there’s our exposure to toxins through OTC drugs and vaccines! Our bodies simply cannot keep up, and need a helping hand with detoxification.

A parsley and cilantro detox protects against the accumulation of heavy metals in the bloodstream and organs. Heavy metals have been linked to cancer, heart disease, emotional instability, cognitive decline, kidney and lung disease, and degenerative bone conditions.

Cleanse with Cilantro

The leaves of the coriander plant possess remarkable detoxifying abilities. Studies have shown that cilantro binds to heavy metals in the bloodstream, thereby purifying tissues, organs, and blood. Cilantro is able to attach to metals due to its biochemical content, including citric acid, phytic acid, and amphoteric electrolytes. And then there are the added benefits of a cilantro cleanse: cilantro helps improve digestion and guards against the onslaught of free radicals that hasten aging and promote disease. A recent study showed that cilantro even purifies water!

Purge with Parsley

Parsley contains all the chelating vitamins and minerals essential for detox: vitamin C, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin K, and folate. Parsley also boosts levels of the master antioxidant glutathione, which prevents chronic diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. A natural blood sugar balancer, parsley protects against insulin resistance and also acts as a natural diuretic without lowering potassium levels. As part of a detox cleanse, parsley helps eliminate salt that has built up in the kidneys, thereby purging the body of accumulated poisons like mercury, cadmium, and lead.

Drink Up

There are many different ways to enjoy a parsley and cilantro detox. You can add the herbs to smoothies, salads, and soups, or mix up a parsley and cilantro pesto dip and enjoy three to four tablespoons a day.

You can also create a very simple detox drink. Blend one tablespoon of organic parsley and cilantro with 12 oz of water. Filter through a strainer (unless you like the texture of the herbs) and drink up!