About Alison

Products

Cilantro

General characteristics of our crops

  • Location - Mexicali Valley, Baja California, Mexico

  • Availability of the product: October - March

  • Climate conditions - Temperatures range from 32° to 120°F (0º to 49ºC).

  • Crop: Conventional

Botany

Cilantro is a member of the Apiaceae family (called Umbelliferae beforehand) and is the only species in the Coriandrum genus; its botanical characteristics are:

  • Annual plant reaching 40 to 60 centimiters in height

  • Its leaves segregate a strong scent until the plant dries up a little softening the aroma.

  • The fruit produces small seeds used in the production of scented oils.

Health benefits

  • Fortifies the immune system - Its oils have antioxidants, antiinfective agents and Vitamin C, which fortify the immune system.

  • Anti-inflammatory - Contains antirheumatic and anti-arthritic properties which reduce pain and swelling caused by these illnesses.

  • Eye relief - Works as a powerful disinfectant used in illnesses such as conjuntivitis and ocular ageing.

  • Balances hormonal changes - Cilantro tea can reduce the pain caused by menstrual pains and stabilize hormones during a womans cycle.