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Growing Information:

Cilantro/Coriander

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days

SOWING TIME: Spring through Summer

SEEDING METHOD: Direct

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: 12-18"

PLANT SPACING: 2-4"

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual

Habitat and Description


Growing Cilantro/Coriander
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS Cilantro is best planted from seed directly into the ground. Do not transplant cilantro, as the long tap root is delicate and if damaged, the plant will fail. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep after all danger of frost has passed. The seeds germinate at temperatures ranging from 50-85 degrees F. with germination usually occurring in 7-10 days. When plants emerge thin them to 3-4 inches apart.

Tip: Make successive sowings every 2-4 weeks for continuous summer supplies.

Harvesting:
Pinch fresh leaves as needed when plants are growing vigorously. As with most culinary herbs, cilantro is best picked early in the morning just as the dew evaporates. Do not wash the leaves or aromatic oils will be lost. Leaves store poorly unless preserved in something like salsa, but even then its flavor can fade.


Cilantro/Coriander


The benefits of Cilantro/Coriander

The known benefits of organic cilantro are extensive, and researchers are discovering more every day. Currently, there are several well-known, well-documented benefits of organic cilantro, including:

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory capacities that may help symptoms of arthritis
  • Protective agents against bacterial infection from Salmonella in food products
  • Acts to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind), and reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad kind)
  • Relief for stomach gas, prevention of flatulence and an overall digestive aid
  • Wards off urinary tract infections
  • Helps reduce feelings of nausea
  • Eases hormonal mood swings associated with menstruation
  • Has been shown to reduce menstrual cramping.
  • Adds fiber to the digestive tract
  • A source of iron, magnesium, and is helpful in fighting anemia
  • Gives relief for diarrhea, especially if caused by microbial or fungal infections
  • Helps promote healthy liver function.
  • Reduces minor swelling
  • Strong general anti-oxidant properties
  • Disinfects and helps detoxify the body
  • Stimulates the endocrine glands
  • Helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar
  • Acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent for skin disorders like fungal infections and eczema
  • Contains immune-boosting properties
  • Acts as an expectorant
  • Helps ease conjunctivitis, as well as eye-aging, macular degeneration, and other stressors on the eyes.




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