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Alternative Names

Chinese Parsley, Cilantro, Coriander Essential Oil, Coriandre, Coriandri Fructus, Dhanyaka, Huile Essentielle de Coriandre, Koriander, Kustumburi, Persil Arabe, Persil Chinois, Persil Mexicain, Punaise Mâle

Scientific Name

Coriandrum Sativum

Why Do People Use Cilantro?

Orally, cilantro is used for dyspepsia, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, as a stomach function stimulant, spasmolytic, antiflatulent, bactericide, fungicide, and to augment lactation. Cilantro is also used to treat measles, hernia, hemorrhoids, toothaches, worms, rheumatism, and joint pain. In foods, cilantro is used as a culinary spice and to prevent food poisoning. In manufacturing, cilantro is used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceutical preparations, as a fragrance component in cosmetics and soaps, and for flavoring tobacco.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - When used orally in amounts commonly found in foods. Cilantro and cilantro oil have Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the US. Possibly Safe - When used orally and appropriately for medicinal purposes.

How Effective Is Cilantro?

There is insufficient reliable information available about the effectiveness of cilantro.

How Cilantro Works?

The applicable parts of cilantro are the seed and leaves. Cilantro is a rich source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. The odor and taste of cilantro are due to the volatile oil, which consists mainly of linalool (60-70%). In animals, cilantro seems to have hypoglycemic activity. Cilantro oil also has larvicidal properties. There is interest in cilantro to prevent food poisoning because constituents in cilantro leaves seem to have bacteriocidal activity against the food-borne pathogen, salmonella.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Cilantro?

Powdered cilantro and especially the oil can cause allergic reactions and photosensitivity (8). Like other members of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae (carrot family), cilantro can cause contact dermatitis. Cilantro has been associated with endocrine toxicity. A case report describes severe diarrhea, stomach pain, skin darkness, depressed mood, amenorrhea, and dehydration following consumption of 200 mL of a 10% cilantro extract for 7 days.

How Cilantro Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

None known.

How Cilantro Interacts With Drugs?

None known.

How Cilantro Interacts With Foods?

None known.

How Cilantro Interacts With Lab Tests?

None known.

How Cilantro Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

None known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Cilantro?

No typical dosage for cilantro.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Cilantro Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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