New Research Shows Cilantro Can Remove Lead, Copper, Mercury from Tap Water

Many countries classified as ‘third world’ are looking for inexpensive ways to purify water that has become contaminated by industrial waste, and individuals in the US, Europe, and other more prosperous nations could stand to find new ways of minimizing the contaminates in municipal water supplies as well. At a national meeting of the American Chemical Society, new evidence was presented that cilantro, the herb most commonly known as an ingredient in salsa and many Asian dishes, can help to leech toxins from water.

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