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Coriander

Introduction:  Coriandrum sativum commonly known as Coriander from the family of Apiaceae is a culinary and medicinal herb used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antibacterial agent and also an antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, and antifungal activities, where the essential oil is used as a natural fragrance.  All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used.  Coriander grows as a native plant around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa and America.  To detail in brief about the nutritional value in coriander, the raw coriander leaves are 92% water, 4% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and less than 1% fat. The nutritional profile of coriander seeds is different from the fresh stems or leaves and leaves are particularly rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K and protein, with moderate content of dietary minerals.

                                                                          

Medicinal Uses:  The entire plant can be used for medicinal purpose.  The taste is described as lemony, tart and citrusy and also tastes like a soap which is due to aldehyde chemicals which are available in soaps.  The leaves, seed, stem, and root can be used accordingly in lowering cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis, digestive problems like stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite.  Apart from those, it can be treated in skin issues, eye related problems, treat oral ulcers, regulate menstruation, hair loss prevention, detoxing agent, anti-carcinogenic property, and boost body immunity, etc.

                                                                                     

Pharmacology:  Coriandrum sativum from the family of Apiaceae has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antibacterial agent and also with antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, and antifungal activities, where the essential oil is used as a natural fragrance.  The plant has a very effective antioxidant profile showing 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, lipoxygenase inhibition, phospholipid peroxidation inhibition, iron chelating activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, superoxide dismutation, glutathione reduction and antilipid peroxidation due to its high total phenolic content with the presence of constituents like pyrogallol, caffeic acid, glycitin, etc.

                                                                     

Home Recipes-Remedies:

Coriander Juice:

  • Coriander leaves, handful
  • ½ Spoon Honey
  • Half Lemon
  • Two cups of water

Procedure:  Clean the coriander leaves thoroughly in the water and chop it into small pieces.  Add the water to the vessel and heat it in the flame.  Add the chopped leaves to the water and boil it to make it one glass.  Now leave it to cool and add honey and lemon as needed.

Use:  This juice has a very good detoxification property and for best result, this can be consumed early morning in the empty stomach.

Coriander has good source of vitamins, protein, and minerals and they are used in many dishes in Indian kitchens.

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