Health Benefits Coriander
Coriander commonly known as Dhania in the Indian Subcontinent or Cilantro in the Americas and some part of Europe, is an herb which is extensively used around the world as a condiment or as a garnish or as a decoration on the dishes. Its scientific name is Coriandrum Sativum. While it’s difficult to prove where exactly this powerful herb may have originated, experts suggest that this valuable plant hails from the Near East or southern Europe due to the fact that these regions contain large amounts of the herb growing in the wild.
Its leaves and fruits have typical aroma and are used raw or dried in culinary. Apart from being an aphrodisiac, condiment and medicament, coriander is used as a condiment in cuisine for preparing the finest foods, in the perfumery industry because of the volatile oil contained by its fruits but as a medicinal herb also. The coriander contains a powerful diuretic that reduces the sanguine pressure and ameliorates a headache.
The juice of coriander is beneficial in producing vitamin A, B1, B2, C and iron. In addition, one or two teaspoons of coriander juice, added to fresh buttermilk, is highly beneficial in treating digestive disorders such as indigestion, nausea, dysentery, hepatitis and colitis. It is also helpful in typhoid fever. In addition, the drinking of coriander water helps lower blood cholesterol. It is prepared by boiling dry seeds of coriander and straining them after cooling, then drinking the liquid.
The known benefits of Coriander are extensive, and researchers are discovering more every day. Here are several well known benefits of Coriander:
- Protects against the Salmonella bacteria.
- Aids in digestion and helps settle the stomach and prevent flatulence.
- Is an anti-inflammatory that may alleviate symptoms of arthritis.
- Protects against urinary tract infections.
- Powerful anti-inflammatory capacities that may help symptoms of arthritis.
- Protective agents against bacterial infection from Salmonella in food products.
- Acts to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind), and reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad kind).
- Relief for stomach gas, prevention of flatulence and an overall digestive aid.
- Wards off urinary tract infections.
- Helps reduce feelings of nausea.
- Eases hormonal mood swings associated with menstruation.
- Has been shown to reduce menstrual cramping.
- Adds fiber to the digestive tract.
- Coriander seeds reduce fever, and offer a feeling of coolness.
- Helps in Lowering blood sugar.