Cilantro is used for cancer, measles, toothache, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, cilantro is used as a flavoring agent.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cilantro is safe. When cilantro comes in contact with the skin, it can cause hives or itching.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cilantro is safe. When cilantro comes in contact with the skin, it can cause hives or itching. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cilantro is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Bleeding disorders: Cilantro might slow blood clotting. There is concern that cilantro might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders when eaten in large amounts.
Surgery: Cilantro might slow blood clotting. There is a concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery when eaten in large amounts. Stop using large amounts of cilantro at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight (Photosensitizing drugs) interacts with CILANTRO
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with CILANTRO
Be cautious with this combination
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