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Doctor insights on: Cilantro Health Risks

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Is cilantro ok to eat if you are on dialysis?

Is cilantro ok to eat if you are on dialysis?

Yes: Here's a nice recipe that i found while checking out your question: http://www.Davita.Com/recipes/sauces-and-seasonings/cilantro-chutney/r/4701. ...Read more

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I've been reading a lot about the cilantro kidney detox. Does this actually work?

I've been reading a lot about the cilantro kidney detox. Does this actually work?

Detox: Dont waste your time or money. Another one of the many " home remedys" that claims to cure all your ills, but fallswoefully short. ...Read more

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Is cilantro tea dangerous in ant way?

Is cilantro tea dangerous in ant way?

Cilantro: This leaf comes from the coriander plant and means 'bedbug' in greek. Used by hippocrates as a medicinal substance. There are no obvious contra-indications or toxicities to its use, as long as it is used in moderate amounts and you know where the product came from. Using cilantro in food is much better. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to eat cilantro while pregnant to purge mercury?

Would it be acceptable to eat cilantro while pregnant to purge mercury?

Mercury intake: Why not just avoid food high in mercury (check fish below).Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin & white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, grouper, bluefish & chilean sea bass. For healthier mercury levels try: crabs, crawdaddies, haddock, flounder, salmon & shrimp. Vvvv. ...Read more

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Ate a bowl of stew cooked with small amount of cilantro. I'm pregnant. Read cilantro can cause miscarriage. Is that true?

Ate a bowl of stew cooked with small amount of cilantro.  I'm pregnant.  Read cilantro can cause miscarriage.  Is that true?

Small amounts of : Cilantro is not a problem. In fact i don't think large amounts are lest there would be demand by those seeking it for pregnancy termination. I have never seen nor heard of this practice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to cilantro even when not eating it. I work with lots of cilantro. I feel itchy and my lips burn and are cracked.?

Is it possible to be allergic to cilantro even when not eating it. I work with lots of cilantro. I feel itchy and my lips burn and are cracked.?

Contact allergy: People who work with foods may develop skin or respiratory allergy even without eating it. On the skin you can have hives, eczema or contact dermatitis from touching food. You can develop asthma or anaphylaxis when particles of food are airborne. For example, bakers sometimes develop asthma from inadvertently inhaling flour. It sounds like you have eczema or contact dermatitis to cilantro. ...Read more

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I have smoked for 4-5 years. Health risks?

I have smoked for 4-5 years. Health risks?

Yes: Smoke contains an uncounted number of toxins and damaging substances. Your lungs especially, and your body as well has to accomodate your putting them inside in the form of smoke. It will take several years for your health risk to approach normal after smoking for 4-5 years. ...Read more