November 30, 2007
I guess I am one of the lucky ones as I can smell cilantro from about 10 feet away most times. My allergic reaction(s) have usually resulted in the cilantro being hidden inside the food. My first big reaction was two nights in a row at a middle eastern restaurant both restaurants put cilantro in their falafel. The room immediately started spinning uncontrollably. 99 percent of the time with the first bite or 10 foot away whif my head starts pounding and the smell/scent feels like it's invading my brains. If I consume it I usually have a migrain with nausea for hours.