• Coriander – Serves as Water Purifier?

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    Coriander - Serves as Water PurifierPurifying water now a days are pretty much common with the kind technology that we have at the moment, clean drinking water is always insure. Well, you can say that if you’re living in the US or in western countries where people are much privilege to have expensive technologies to purify even the dirtiest water in the area. But for some of our brothers and sisters living in a developing countries, still having a hard time getting access on clean and drinking water. Clean water is so important to everyone, we use it all the time for different reasons. From the food that we eat to the plants that we grow at the backyard. Indeed it is truly a universal use for all living things, however, dirty water could pose a threat to our health, it is in fact one of the sources of a major sickness like malaria.

    Ways of improving water purification is still on and even today researchers are finding ways how to purify water in a natural way, there’s nothing wrong with the existing technologies we have to clean our water system, they are safe and efficient, and however researchers are excited to find out natural ways to purify water in a natural way. I’m talking about green purification, not the used of electricity, machines and chemicals, just pure nature. I maybe sound ambitious but hey, there is a way to that. Recent studies unveiled that a particular herbs called Coriander, can actually do the job. Research shows that this particular herbs has the ability to absorb heavy metal elements found in water.

    Douglas Schauer, Ph.D., said that cilantro — also known as coriander and Thai parsley — shows promise as a much-needed new “biosorbent” for removing lead and other potentially toxic heavy metals from contaminated water.

    “Cilantro may seem too pricey for use in decontaminating large amounts of water for drinking and cooking,” Schauer said. “However, cilantro grows wild in vast amounts in countries that have problems with heavy-metal water pollution. It is readily available, inexpensive and shows promise in removing certain metals, such as lead, copper and mercury that can be harmful to human health.”

    Conventional methods for removing heavy metals from water such as treatment with activated carbon (used in the filters in home water purification pitchers) or more advanced technology like ion-exchange resins are very effective. However, they can be too expensive for use in developing countries, especially in rural areas. The need for lower-cost, sustainable alternatives has fostered research on …

    This natural method of purifying water is quite a discovery, this proves that nature heals by itself, that we don’t really need the entire machinery of technology to do every job, especially those job that concerns nature.

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