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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Emergency Preparations => Topic started by: FoolishCop on September 22, 2013, 06:29:08 AM

Title: Use Cilantro to Purify Water!
Post by: FoolishCop on September 22, 2013, 06:29:08 AM
A small study out of Mexico says the herb cilantro may help purify drinking water by removing lead and other hard minerals from it.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50154977n

According to an article CNN ran on the study, "Schauer says ground-up cilantro can be inserted into a tube into which water is passed through. The cilantro allows the water to trickle out but absorbs metals, leaving cleaner drinking water. Dried cilantro can also be placed into tea bags that are placed in a pitcher of water for a few minutes to suck out the heavy metals."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/13/health/cilantro-purifies-water-time/

In a pinch, it could be another tool in the preppers tool box.

Rich
Title: Re: Use Cilantro to Purify Water!
Post by: fred.greek on September 22, 2013, 03:09:02 PM
Ok, if cilantro can be used to absorb heavy metals from a pitcher of water, does this mean that cilantro also absorbs heavy metals from the soil as it is growing?  If yes, while it might help clean up a contaminated field, doesn't it put eating cilantro into question.
Title: Re: Use Cilantro to Purify Water!
Post by: Dainty on September 23, 2013, 02:13:08 AM
Good thread, and good question, Fred. Very interesting...
Title: Re: Use Cilantro to Purify Water!
Post by: fobnicat on October 08, 2013, 01:28:22 PM
Anyone have any research on this?