Cilantro was first used as a medicine in ancient Egypt, where it was brewed into tea as a cure for urinary tract infections. It was also made into salves and poultices.

Its seeds are even buried with King Tut to use in his afterlife!

Traditional Chinese medicine used it to treat disorders of the stomach. The Greeks also used the essential oils from the foliage and stem for making perfumes.

High in antioxidants, cilantro also has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, and has shown excellent results in treating diabetes because it lowers the blood sugar.