Coriander, also called as cilantro, is widely used in meals. It is also used in sauces, soups, chutneys and curries. The leaves are also used as garnishing or for decorating food.
It not only enhances the flavor of foods, but also is a powerful herb, having lot of health benefits. The seeds are called coriander or dhania in India. It is a perennial herb that thrives in black soil and regions. These leaves have many nutrient value containing fiber, protein, carbohydrates, fat, minerals and water. It can be commonly used for internal as well as external consumption. These leaves strengthen the stomach and offer a feeling of coolness. It promotes digestion and discharge of urine and its seed helps to reduce fever.
Coriander seeds when boiled in water produce vitamin A, B1, B2 and iron, which is highly beneficial in treating digestive disorders such a s indigestion, nausea, hepatitis, colitis, dysentery, diarrhea and helps to lower blood cholesterol.
Coriander seeds also help to alleviate excessive menstrual flow.
It can also be used as an eye wash and also helps in treating conjunctivitis.
Teaspoon of coriander juice, when mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder is a great remedy for pimples, and blackheads. This should be applied at night before going to bed. And also curing skin disorders like dry skin, eczema, dryness, fungal infections
Coriander seeds can be used by persons suffering from chronic bronchitis and asthma
Coriander seed water helps to reduce swelling that is caused either due to malfunctioning of kidney or anemia, so one should have this water whole day to excrete extra water from the body.
The essential oils contain in coriander is an excellent antiseptic properties, which aid in the healing of wounds and ulcers in the mouth and freshen up the breath.