Salsa herb holds health benefit--Study finds compound in cilantro kills harmful bacteria
 May 2004

 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/05/040525060756.htm

 

SUMMARY
Researchers have identified a compound in cilantro, a key flavor component of salsa and a variety of other dishes, that kills harmful Salmonella bacteria and shows promise as a safe, natural food additive that could help prevent food-borne illness, according to a joint study by U.S. and Mexican researchers.