Coriandrum Sativum belongs to the family Apiaceae is an annually grown herb found mostly in Mediterranean countries. The herb loves to grow in places where the temperature is hot enough. The seeds of Coriandrum Sativum are called seeds of coriander and their leaves are mostly referred to as Cilantro.

Herb Morphology

 Coriandrum Sativum has a very strong aroma that can be felt from meters away from the growing spot.  Coriandrum Sativum has slender stems with leaves on it.  The leaves are different as you towards the top. At the base they are larger and at the top tips of branches they are a bit feathery in shape.  The flowers on the branches are clustered and are slightly purple in color.  The roots are also important in terms of their aroma and culinary use. The stem can have length up to 3 feet tall.

 

Constitutional facts about Coriandrum Sativum 

Coriandrum Sativum has a high grade list of nutritional constituents and health benefits. The herb consists of Iron, Magnesium, Vitamins A, B, and C. There are certain essential oils present in the seeds of the Coriandrum Sativum. These include Lenoleic acid, Ascorbic acid, Palmitic acid, Oleic acid, Stearic acid. The herb is a rich source of dietary fiber and mineral and anti bacterial chemicals that alph-pinene, Beta –Phelendrene, Cineole and Borneol.

 

Description

Coriander is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as cilantro, particularly in the America. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are commonly used in cooking. The leaves have a different taste from the seeds, with citrus overtones. Some perceive an unpleasant “soapy” taste or a rank smell and avoid the leaves.

Coriander leaves should be washed very well since the leaves and stems tend to collect sand and soil. Before washing, trim off the roots and separate the leaves. Put the washed leaves on a chopping board and chop them in small 1-2 inch sized pieces.

How to select

Look for coriander leaves that have firm, unwilted leaves, are vividly deep green in color with no signs of yellowing or browning. Leaves that are smaller in size will be more tender and have a milder flavour.

Culinary Uses

· The fresh leaves are an ingredient in many South Asian foods (particularly chutneys), in Chinese dishes and in Mexican salsas and guacamole.
· In Mexico and the South western U.S. it is used in everything from salsas and salads to burritos or meat dishes
· Chopped coriander leaves are a garnish on cooked dishes such as dal and curries. As heat diminishes their flavor quickly, coriander leaves are often used raw or added to the dish right before serving.
· In Indian and Central Asian recipes, coriander leaves are used in large amounts in gravies and as green curry paste.
· Coriander’s leaves is used as seasoning in curries, salads and soup and its dried ripe spherical seeds mostly in powder form is slightly roasted and used as curry powder in dishes, to flavour cakes, cookies, alcoholic beverages such as gin etc

How to store

Coriander (cilantro) can normally be found fresh in your local grocery store and is available year-round. The leaves spoil quickly when removed from the plant, and lose their aroma when dried or frozen .Before you store coriander it should be rinsed and left moist (not wet) and place in a plastic bag. The coriander may be stored for up to 1 week. The most easy and convenient way of storing coriander leaves is pluck the leaves and tender stems and store them in an airtight container. As and when you need, clean them in water and use them.

Health Benefits

· Coriander is considered an aid to the digestive system. It is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices.
· A poultice of Coriander seed can be applied externally to relieve painful joints and rheumatism.
The essential oils of the coriander leaves contain antibacterial properties and can be used as a fungicide. Coriander seeds are considered to have cholesterol-lowering properties.
· Coriander has pain-relieving properties and is useful for headaches, muscle pain, stiffness and arthritis. Coriander is useful as a tea, because of its helpful effects on the digestive tract, and is good for increasing appetite, and relieving nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and indigestion. It is reputed to enhance circulation and relieve fluid retention.

 

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Coriandrum Sativum is a multipurpose herb that has a long history as a medicinal herb in nearly every ancient and currently in modern societies. Though its use has been modified as time passed but the basics are still the same only the methods to use ingredients of Coriandrum Sativum have been changed. Coriandrum Sativum is a rich and instant source of certain substances that are vital in their action and provide instant remedy for different day to day problems and can be used easily to treat problem

 

Common Uses

Coriandrum Sativum is commonly used in following ways as a domestic remedial herb.

 

Corriandrum Sativum Essential Oil

Natural name: Corriandrum Sativum

 

Country of Origin: Russia

 

Perfumery Description: Medium

 

Consistency: Thin

 

Aromatic Description: Medium. Has a sweet, hot, marginally fruity, herbaceous warm smell.

 

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

 

History:

The Greek name “Koris” (for bug) is the root word for Coriander. The seeds have been utilized for many years by the Egyptians, as a Spanish fly (with seeds even found in the tomb of Tutankhamen) and by the Romans and Greeks to essence their wines, while the Indians use it in their cooking. The Carmelite request in France utilized the seeds to essence their seventeenth century can water. It is still utilized as a part of Chartreuse and Benedictine liqueurs.

 

Wellbeing Notes & Cautions: No known toxicity.

 

Aromatherapy Properties:

 

Helps to simplicity the psyche and battle exhaustion, while it warms and quiets the digestive framework, assuages ailment and joint torment, brawny fits and detoxifies the figure. Pain relieving, sexual enhancer, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, antiperspirant, digestive, carminative, fungicidal, lipolytic, stimulant and stomachic. It can help for mental weariness, headache, strain and apprehensive shortcoming. It has a warming impact on the stomach and alleviate wind and issues, while revitalizing the glandular framework. It is supportive for lightening ailment and joint inflammation torment, and additionally muscle fits and is suitable with colds and influenza. It likewise goes about as a general chemical of the figure, to free it of poisons and liquid wastes.

 

Mixes Well With: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Lemon, Ginger, Orange, and Neroli

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Culinary Agent

Coriandrum Sativum is commonly and frequently used in daily food preparing practices in both dried seed form as well as fresh leaves.  Fresh Leaves of Coriandrum Sativum are used for garnishing purpose.  The Coriandrum Sativum

 

Excellent mouth wash

The essential oils present in Coriandrum Sativum add up a property in Coriandrum Sativum as an antiseptic, anti- microbial, and healing agent for wounds in mouth. The Citronelol a component in essential oils is a vital constituent in Coriandrum Sativum that help cure wounds in mouth. And help to heal faster and gives a fresh feeling in breath.

 

Eye problems remedy

Coriandrum Sativum as a fact gives fresh feeling where its extract is applied is an excellent remedy to relieve stressed eye or eye redness condition. Coriandrum Sativum juice is very effective in treating eye problem and help in relieving pain and itching in the eye area and sooths away pain gently.

 

Expectorant Herb

In case of blocked nose and breathing problem the Coriandrum Sativum is best to use as steam fumes.  The Coriandrum Sativum is best to use as steam fumes .The Coriandrum Sativum in this case is boiled in water and the fumes thus evolved are inhaled into breath that gives relief from blocked nose and act as a good expectorant usually for children.

 

Cough remedy

In Sri Lanka the Tamil people use the seeds or seed powder as an instant remedy for cough accompanied with a small amount of honey.

 

Instant remedy for Diarrhea

Coriandrum Sativum is commonly used as an important household remedy for instant relief from Diarrhea symptoms. A cup of water boiled with Coriandrum Sativum will do a magic treatment for diarrhea condition by setting up digestive tract and peristaltic functioning.

 

A perfect Appetizer

Coriandrum Sativum is a perfect appetizing or appetite enhancing herb. It stimulates the digestive glands to produce digestive juices and thus enhance appetite. It is best to treat problems of decreased hunger or anorexia nervosa in severe case of decreased hunger, as it stimulates and activates the digestive tract glands including liver and pancreas hence increasing digestive system efficiency.

 

 

 

 

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Coriandrum Sativum

Some recipes are very much based on the spicy taste of the Coriandrum Sativum

 

  • Coriandrum Sativum – Cumin Pork Rub
  • Oven fries with Coriandrum Sativum Seeds
  • Fresh Coriandrum Sativum Yogurt Chutney
  • Coriandrum Sativum Salsa
  • Pea and Coriandrum Sativum Soup
  • Spicy Cabbage Soup

 

 

Coriandrum Sativum – Cumin Pork Rub

For the meat to be grill cooked the Coriandrum Sativum always is a perfect spice to put on as a rub .For this you will need following ingredients to make a mixture of spices in which Coriandrum Sativum will make the base of all spices.

Take 2 table spoons of kosher salt

Add 2 table spoon of ground Coriandrum Sativum

Mix 6 table spoon cumin

And 4 tablespoons chili powder

1 ½ table spoon of all spices

1 ½ table spoon of ground black pepper

 

Add up all these spices and then rub out the whole mixture on the meat of your choice and then grill cook the meat slices to make up the crispy grilled barbeque experience.

 

Oven fries with Coriandrum Sativum Seeds

You can try a simple and tasty recipe called Oven fries with Coriandrum Sativum seeds. For this recipe you only need to have following simple ingredients which are

 

Ingredients

 

Almost 3 large sized potatoes crushed into small sticks

1 ½ table spoon of ground Coriandrum Sativum

Coarse Kosher salt

2 table spoon olive oil

Ground thyme

 

Preparation

At first heat your oven at 450 F and then mix up the potato sticks with the spices and put them on an oven sheet spray with non stick .Put the potatoes to the top third portion spreading them into single layer and bake them till turned golden. Do not forget to occasionally turn them .When baked take the potato sticks out and then season them with kosher salt and serve to enjoy.

 

Fresh Coriandrum Sativum Yogurt Chutney

A very simple and refreshing recipe that can be prepared quickly and taste extraordinarily. If you have a medium sized bundle of freshly picked Coriandrum Sativum leaves and a bowl of yogurt you can easily enjoy by adding up some spices rich tasty chutney. The fresh Coriandrum Sativum chutney is quick serve and needs no time get prepared and has a great refreshing taste.

 

Ingredients

2 bundles of freshly picked Coriandrum Sativum green leaves

300 ml of natural yogurt

4-6 green chilies

2-4cloves of garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

180 gm of desiccated coconut

Sugar for seasoning

 

Preparation

For the purpose of preparing the chutney you should only add up yogurt and all other ingredients into a medium sized food processor or a jug blender and make it to a fine blend. The chutney is ready to serve.

 

 

Coriandrum Sativum Salsa

Coriandrum Sativum salsa is a mixture of Coriandrum Sativum  with other spices green as well as ground spices.

 

Ingredients

2 medium Coriandrum Sativum bundles chopped

2-3 ripe tomatoes chopped

1 onion chopped

1 large garlic clove chopped

Lemon juice

Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Preparation

Mix up all the ingredients in a bowl and season with olive oil and lemon juice and serve with any other food to add up a fire to the taste.

 

 

Pea and Coriandrum Sativum Soup

Pea Coriandrum Sativum soup is a spicy soup using both freshly picked Coriandrum Sativum and ground seed Coriandrum Sativum for adding taste thickness and aroma into the soup it is easily prepared and takes only 20-30 minutes to be served. The ingredients for the soup are as follows

 

Ingredients

The ingredients for the recipe are as follows

 

900 grams of Potatoes

750 grams Onions

1-2 liters of Chicken stock

Fresh Coriandrum Sativum chopped into small pieces

2 tsp Coriandrum Sativum seed powder

2 tsp Cumin powdered

275 grams fresh Peas

150 ml of Double cream

Salt to taste

1 tsp Lemon juice

Ginger cubes

 

Preparation

Add up chicken stock salt, ginger cubes, onions, Potatoes, Ground cumin and Coriandrum Sativum powder in a pan and boil it and then leave the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes. Then add up peas and other left ingredients to mix them up and simmer for some time until peas become soft enough to get cooked. Add up cream and simmer for few more minutes and then hot serve with few drops of lemon juice.

 

Coriandrum Sativum Prawn

Ingredient (serves 3 to 4):

500 grams big prawns, clean or icy

3 tablespoons clean Coriandrum Sativum, finely sliced

1 tablespoon extra-virgin essential olive oil

2 tablespoon of tablespoons grated lemon zeal

2 teaspoons of teaspoons seame oil

1 tablespoon peanut oil

Salt & pepper

Marinade:

1 tablespoon sesame oil

Salt & pepper

 

Preparation 

1. Defrost the prawns.

2. Descale the prawns as well as removing the head, tail and spinal cord.  Use a knife to assist if necessary.

3. Wash prawns clean.

4. Dry it using cooking paper

5. Mix marinade ingredient in a big pan.

6. After few seconds, add the prawns, stir continuously anand leave to marinate for 20 minutes in the fridge.

3. Chop Coriandrum Sativum.

4. Grate orange zest.

5. Starin prawns.

6. Heat pan at high heat then pour in healthy cooking oil.

7. When there is smoke steaming from the pan, add prawns, salt, pepper and orange zest at same time.

8. Sauté for about 5 minutes till prawns turn orange/pink.

9. Add sesame oil, stir a few times and cook for a further three minutes.

10. Add the chopped Coriandrum Sativum.

11. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes

12. Ready to serve with rice

 

Spicy Cabbage Soup

Ingredient (serves 3 to 4):

1 medium onion, quartered and sliced thin

3 medium cloves garlic, chopped

1-2 tsp minced fresh chili pepper (serrano, or jalapeno)

2 tsp ground Coriandrum Sativum

1 TBS dry mustard

5 cups + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth

2 TBS fresh lemon juice

2 medium-sized red potatoes cut in 1/2-inch cubes (about two cups)

1 15 oz can diced tomatoes

3 cups thinly sliced Savoy or green cabbage

salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation 

1. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté sliced onion over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and minced chili pepper. Continue to saute for another minute.

2. Stir in dried Coriandrum Sativum and mustard. Add broth and the rest of ingredients except the cabbage, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 20 minutes, uncovered, or until potatoes are tender.

3. Add cabbage, and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

 

All these above mentioned recipes are just a glimpse of some simple and easy uses of Coriandrum Sativum as food in our daily life and you can find more then hundreds of them if you want to try them out in your kitchen. The food recipes based on Coriandrum Sativum

 

 

 

 

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Though the Coriandrum Sativum is a highly dependable and reliable source of many health friendly constituents.  If taken according to the proposed amounts of the Coriandrum Sativum juice it has no harmful effect known for human health.  Herbal practitioner suggests 1 cup of its water based juice of 3.0 gram Coriandrum Sativum   between meals. But in case if the amount is varied without proper consultation of herbal practitioner it can cause some of the dysfunctional conditions of human body.

 

Side effect on liver functioning

Coriandrum Sativum can cause damage to the liver functions due to the extraordinary volatile constituents. The essential oil components that are found to activate the functioning of liver and certain antioxidants that are usually helpful in treating liver disorders can work reversely if taken excessively as the elements that activate the liver may over emphasize the liver to secret bile and hence producing abnormal conditions. So it is strongly suggested that over dose of Coriandrum Sativum as a remedy should be avoided.

 

Skin Sensitivity Problem

Coriandrum Sativum has vital ingredients that are pungent in their smell as well as their nature of action. The acids present within the Coriandrum Sativum can affect skin when a person put the branches in hand for a longer period. Or in other severe conditions it can cause allergic conditions in human body causing irritation and itching on skin. If the Coriandrum Sativum is used in excessive amounts as its tea intake it can make a person skin so much sensitive to sunlight that the person is unable to tolerate sunlight and can lead to Dermatitis and skin cancer conditions in severe cases .In such condition the person who has become sensitive to sunlight is advised to use sun protection measure otherwise can lead to inflamed skin or skin rashes.

 

Harmful during pregnancy and lactation

 The excessive use of herb is usually not suggested during pregnancy and lactation because of effect of the vital components on the gland secretion that may lead to any abnormal activity of the reproductive gland causing damage to mother or the developing fetus. Though it has positive effect for lactation but still the use of Coriandrum Sativum   should be avoided.

 

Breathing Problems and chest pain

Prolonged and excessive use of Coriandrum Sativum can cause breathing problems including tightness of throat and dry throat. Chest pain is also accompanying the problem. If these problems occur one should instantly stop using Coriandrum Sativum   in any form and should visit a doctor.

 

Expectant women

Expectant women should use Coriandrum Sativum in lower amounts to avoid complications.

 

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Coriandrum Sativum Medical Uses are for treating  different physiological disorders are more than its common uses because of its active and very much vital natural nutrients and harmless nature for human body, the herb has a vast application for treating different dysfunction in humans.

 

Many disorders that have now becoming more and more common around the world and have caused severe damage to human health have a natural remedy via using herbs and specially that of Coriandrum Sativum.  Coriandrum Sativum has proved its worth as an important medicinal herb as studied by different herbal scientists the herb has a great importance in treating disorders like diabetes, increased cholesterol, arteries blockage leading to high blood pressure, ulcers, urinary tract problems, anti anxiety, anti-bacterial and anemia prevention, skin Problems, swelling prevention, anti-osteoporosis, liver diseases etc.

Diabetic Preventive

The Coriandrum Sativum is very much effective in diabetes control.  It increases the activity of pancreas and insulin in blood and helps lowering blood sugar level.

Ayurvedic agent

Coriandrum Sativum has ayurvedic properties and is rigorously used in aroma therapies for digestive problems.

 

Digestive tract treatment

Coriandrum Sativum is commonly used to treat dysfunction in digestive system including vomiting peristaltic movements, diarrhea and colon ulcers.

 

Arthritis treatment

Coriandrum Sativum is rich in Calcium and can be very much helpful in treating arthritis and other bone related problems effectively.

 

Blood Cholesterol lowering herb

Coriandrum Sativum is very much helpful in treating blood Cholesterol malfunction.  It helps lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.


Coriandrum Sativum as best medicine for Kidney function

Coriandrum Sativum is Diuretic in function and hence helps excrete out toxins and extra water from cells.  This property makes Coriandrum Sativum best for treating kidney related diseases as it makes kidneys pass out more urine and purifies the system.

 

Coriandrum Sativum as Brain tonic

Coriandrum Sativum is a vital brain tonic and its essential oil components are very much effective in soothing any brain chemical imbalance.

 

Coriandrum Sativum is a best remedial herb with a number of medicinal ingredients naturally present in its leaves and seeds. The above mentioned medicinal value includes some of them.  Best medicine for menstrual problems.   It is also effective in swelling irritation reducing herb due to presence of vital acids and essential oils.  Now day’s herbs such as Coriandrum Sativum have become more popular than other remedies for treating diabetes, kidney problems and improving brain functions.  Its ingredients are also used as disinfectants and antibacterial in wound healing medicines.

 

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Coriandrum Sativum, Coriandrum Sativum , Ciliantro or Chinese parsely are the names of same herb that is the most widely used herb throughout the world. As a fact that the Coriandrum Sativum herb in its freshly picked form as well as in dry seed form is mostly required in nearly most of the spicy dishes in china, America south Africa and of course in south Asia. The little herb is the most wanted one for kitchen use for decorating, garnishing food or for adding spicy touch indifferent food servings. The herb is frequently and easily available every where and can be grown easily at home in small pots or in garden area. The Coriandrum Sativum herb is an annual herb and grows in moderate fresh climatic conditions. Its growth is inhibited in extreme temperatures both frosty or hotty hot summers.

 

Suitable climate for planting Coriandrum Sativum

If you want to grow a small garden of Coriandrum Sativum you can do so if you know some basic tips for taking care of this tender little herb.  Before you go for sowing Coriandrum Sativum in your garden there are certain precaution that are to be considered .As the place that is selected for sowing should have loamy texture and soil should be well drained.  The sunlight should be there for at least 4 hours daily.  But the spot selected for Coriandrum Sativum growth should be selected by keeping in mind the temperature conditions of the region where it is to be cultivated.  If the climate is too hot overall the herb should be grown under shade and if the climate is frosty the herb should be grown where it can get sunlight for healthy growth for at least 3-4 hours a day.

 

Methods for growing Coriandrum Sativum

Coriandrum Sativum

  • Dried seeds
  • Freshly picked stems and roots

Mostly the Coriandrum Sativum is preferred to be grown by using its dried seeds because it is safer as compared to growing with freshly picked stems and roots. Because if you choose to grow Coriandrum Sativum via fresh stem and roots the herb as being very sensitive may dry out and become withered if much care is not given. The herb is very delicate that is why it is suggested that it should be grown where it should finally planted.

 

Preparing proper soil area

First of while sowing seeds into the soil just make sure that the soil is fresh loamy and has good water drainage. Just make the place soft and dig up hole of about ½ inches deep and sow seeds 12 inches apart from each other. That will make up a perfect garden.

 

Sowing Season and climate

The perfect condition to plant Coriandrum Sativum best is to select the growing place according to the overall climate of the region as the herb grows better in sunny fresh day light and cool nights. The herb does not grow well in high humidity rather likes fresh air circulation. If the season is cold enough it should be grown indoors in pots. In such case Vietnamese Coriandrum Sativum can be grown indoors that is same in taste as other types of Coriandrum Sativum. Coriandrum Sativum seeds can be sown from fall through spring season In conditions where temperature reaches about 75 degrees the Coriandrum Sativum bolt to seed.

 

 

Coriandrum Sativum Harvesting

If you have grown up Coriandrum Sativum for the sake of leaves then cut out leaves periodically in order to inhibit it from bolting into flowers and seeds. But if you need seeds then let the stem flower and dry flower in order to get seeds from it. Coriandrum Sativum bolts in to seeds in severe temperature and grows up again when favorable conditions are resumed. Let the seeds of Coriandrum Sativum on the spot that will attract friendly insects to the garden facilitating the plant dispersion and growth. If seeds are desirable the plants should be left to flower they self pollinate and makes fruit and then seeds are obtained when they are dried of and can be separated out easily.

 

 Tips for healthy planting Coriandrum Sativum

  • For a better and long lived garden of Coriandrum Sativum light fish emulsion and sea weeds are very important for fertile soil for Coriandrum Sativum.
  • Try to water Coriandrum Sativum sufficiently but make sure water drains out easily.

 

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Coriandrum Sativum is a commonly used herb for most of the time culinary and food seasoning purpose.  The herb has its origin in south Europe and south western Asia.
Coriandrum Sativum is commonly known as Dhania in south Asia and cilantro and Parsley in European countries.  It has been used in food for adding up a fresh aroma to the food recipes.  Coriandrum Sativum has very strong smell that gives a great taste and fresh aroma to the food.  But the reason for its use in daily food has a far more important than only for its taste and aromatic qualities.

 

Coriandrum Sativum has been considered as an effective medicinal herb and its worth has been proven via different Laboratory studies.  Coriandrum Sativum is a rich source of Iron, Magnesium, Non organic Phosphorus, 11 Essential oils, vital components as acids including Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid, And Ascorbic acid etc.  It also provides high values of dietary fiber.  Major health benefits of Coriandrum Sativum are discussed below one by one.

 

Coriandrum Sativum is beneficial for nearly every area of body functioning ranging from bones and muscles and central nervous system to bacterial effected skin and physiological functions of different body organs.

 

Anti-Arthritis

Coriandrum Sativum has an anti-arthritis effect as a fact that it contains certain amount of calcium and phosphorus. Due to these elements the Coriandrum Sativum can be used in higher amounts in order to prevent osteoporosis or arthritis conditions. Or it can be used as preventive for such disorders that cause bone damage.

 

Effect on Central nervous activity

Coriandrum Sativum leaves have soothing effect on central nervous system. It soothes the brain chemicals and helps prevent brain damaging factors and conditions by controlling the neuro- chemicals discharge in brain. In this way it has a sleep prolonging effect as well as act as anti Anxiety in patients suffering from panic and anxiety disorders.

 

Digestive system Regulation

Coriandrum Sativum is very much useful for digestive problems. In case it’s a very good antioxidant and activates the Liver activity and bile production thus enhancing the efficiency of digestive tract to digest the food properly. The use of Coriandrum Sativum is very much effective in Diarrhea, vomiting and flatulence or any kind of digestive problem condition.

 

Effective in preventing Ulcers

Coriandrum Sativum is very effective in treating mouth ulcers due to its soothing and refreshing effect.  It instantly lowers the pain and relieves ulcer situations. It also prevents colon ulcers to develop by increasing the liver activity for better digestion.

 

Role in Cholesterol control.

Coriandrum Sativum is a rich source of Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C. This makes the herb as a best cholesterol controlling herb in two ways. One is that it acts as lowering the bad cholesterol LDL and the second are by increasing the good Cholesterol HDL.  The use of Coriandrum Sativum also lowers the cholesterol accumulation in arteries and thus prevents heart related diseases.

 

An excellent Expectorant

The fresh and strong aroma gives the Coriandrum Sativum the role as an expectorant.  In cases where the cold is blocking to breath easily taking in some Coriandrum Sativum  by boiling it into water and it can be taken as the extract that will be surely act as reliever from blocked noses or chest congestion.

 

Anti bacterial and antiseptic.

The Coriandrum Sativum herb is a very active anti-bacterial and antiseptic herb due to the presence of certain acids is very effective against bacteria Salmonella.  It helps wound heal soon. It also prevents inflammation on skin and any kind of irritation on skin by rubbing on some leaves on the effected area.

 

Diabetes prevention

It has been suggested that the Coriandrum Sativum seed powder is very much effective in reducing sugar level as it increases the insulin level and hence can help control blood sugar level.  In a study stated in ‘Journal of  Phytotherapy research ‘if 200mg per body weight of Coriandrum Sativum  seed powder is taken the blood sugar level is controlled and insulin production is increased in the body.

 

In general Coriandrum Sativum is very much helpful in treating certain medical conditions that require great care but if treated at proper time the herb can prove its worth in a much effective and efficient way.

 

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