Recipe for Cilantro Pesto to be used as a Mercury Chelating Agent

This is from an article found in the newsletter “Alternative” dated June 1998. A Dr. Yoshiaki Omura discovered almost by accident that the leaves of the coriander plant accelerate the excretion of mercury, lead and aluminum from the body.

He performed a study in which three amalgam fillings were removed from an individual using all the precautions available to prevent absorption of the mercury from the amalgam. Significant amounts were later found in the individual's lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver and heart.  There was no mercury in these tissues prior to the amalgam removal. Remarkably, without the help of any chelating agents, cilantro was able to remove the mercury in two to three weeks. (Acupuncture Electrother Res. 96:21 (2):133-60)

Recipe for Cilantro Pesto (Make that "Chelating Pesto")

  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup almonds, cashews, or other nuts
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Put the cilantro and olive oil in blender and process until the cilantro is chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients and process to a lumpy paste. (You may need to add a touch of hot water and scrape the sides of the blender.)  You can change the consistency by altering the amount of olive oil and lemon juice, but keep the 3:1 ratio of oil to juice.  (It freezes well, so you can make several batches at once.

He recommends a couple of teaspoons a day for two to three weeks once or twice a year.



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