Study Unravels Mechanism Behind Cilantro’s Benfits

Ana Sandolu … Scientists have unraveled the molecular underpinnings of cilantro’s anticonvulsive effects. Prof. Abbott and colleagues screened the metabolites of cilantro leaf and found that one in particular — the “long-chain fatty aldehyde (E)-2- dodecenal” —activates several potassium channels. These potassium channels are part of the “[n]euronal voltage-gated potassium channel subfamily Q (KCNQ),” and […]