Cilantro, also known as coriander, is an herb that is commonly used in cooking, particularly in Asian and Latin American cuisine. The leaves and seeds of the cilantro plant are used for different purposes. Cilantro leaves are high in antioxidants and its seeds (coriander) have an essential oil rich in beneficial components like linalool and pinene. It has been traditionally used as a digestive aid and may help to reduce bloating and gas. Cilantro also has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol. It is also a rich source of vitamin K and is known to boost cardiovascular health. Additionally, cilantro has been traditionally used to remove heavy metals from the body and to boost the immune system. Cilantro is a safe herb to consume, but it may interact with certain medications so it's always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before adding it to your diet.