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.



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



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.




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