From famous Mexican‘Quesadillas’ to simple Indian ‘Sabzi’, we all use green coriander leaves to garnish our dishes. You cannot skip this ingredient (herb) from your culinary list.

Whether it is Coriander leaves or seeds and powder have multiple health benefits. As we know the fact that coriander (Dhania) leaves or seeds are must ingredients available in every kitchen worldwide.  We usually found them freshly chopped as an addition to our almost daily cooked curries and dishes.

History (Base) of Coriander (Cilantro)

We also know these coriander leaves from the name cilantro. We may consider these coriander leaves (Dhaniya) as Indian subcontinent. Although this is not the only common ingredient which is being used in Indian cuisines, but also major cilantro in America and some parts of Europe. This herb has been used as a digestive aid for thousands of years, with evidence of its use dating as back 5,000 B.C.

With an extensively used around the world as a condiment, garnish, on culinary dishes coriander leaves impacted the overall culinary with such great flavoring, tastes, nutrition’s and as well as with endless health benefits.

Some amazing nutritional facts of these green coriander leaves are, as we know that we usually use coriander in our food preparation, both as seeds and leaves, whereas coriander leaves are famous as a garnishing ingredient in culinary or only a tip of the iceberg. So here are some unknown nutritional facts of coriander are that it is a lack of fiber, magnesium, manganese, protein, and iron. Also, it contains eleven components of essential oils and six kinds of acids, including ascorbic acid/vitamin C, which are considered having a number of beneficial properties.

So, here are 8 Ultimate Health benefits of coriander as (leaves, seeds, and power) which will help you to keep your health healthy and fit.

1) Skin Inflammation

To begin with the present components as; cineole and linoleic acid are essentials of oils and available within coriander, which plays a very important role in reducing swelling.

Such conditions in swelling due to kidney malfunction or anemia, coriander is an herb which can be effective in inducing urination to release of excess water from the body. By this reduction in the skin, inflammation is the way out of a reduction in discomfort and improvement of skin appearance.

2) Prevent “The Tumor”

Coriander may lead to defending tumor. With the active compounds present in coriander; like phthalides and terpenoids, induce the production of certain enzymes. These are compounds which convert tumor-caused ions and into fewer toxin forms.

3) Prevent Diabetes

By adding coriander seeds to your dishes can prevent Diabetes, although you might interest in 10 Effective home remedies for diabetes (an ayurvedic treatment). Coriander leaves are popular for maintaining blood glucose level and stimulating effects on the endocrine glands. This functions to increase the insulin level in the blood and enhance the secretion of insulin in the pancreas. Hence this whole process helps in healing proper absorption and assimilation of sugar which become a way of treating diabetes.

Method: You may soak coriander seeds in water and overnight and drink them to see, these seeds countless benefits for cardiac health and healthy levels of blood sugar.

4) Prevent and Cure Anemia

Anemia very common and usually caused by lack of iron content in blood mostly in women’s. It could be characterized by heart palpitations, shortness of breath, decreased cognitive functioning and extreme fatigue.

These green coriander leaves are founded to be rich in iron content, therefore helpful in the prevention and cure anemia. Iron is the main source which helps in proper function of most systems of the bod; which increases the strength and energy and promotes bone health.

5) Digestive Disorders

It has been found that coriander is a great source for fighting with digestion disorders. Where the abundance of borneol and linalool in coriander help in the process of digestion. With such present compounds as; limonene, cineol, beta-phellandrene, and alpha-pinene in coriander seeds, are known to have antibacterial properties.

6) Let’s Detoxify

The detoxifying body is necessary, while you breathing, eating drinking water and more things get in touch your skin and organs. And you are actually at risk by letting these toxin metals seep into your body. These toxin metals such as; mercury, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum and even lead to enter your bloodstream and can affect and slow the process of the body nervous system.  

So coriander is one of the herbs which is able to help these toxins rid off from your body, and help in functioning at their peak level, also flush out these toxins from our system entirely.

7) Helps in Anxiety

With the hydroalcoholic extract of Coriandrum sativum (the scientific name for coriander) has the ability to calm up your nerves and can improve your sleep. Whether it is coriander leaves or oil within its seeds, it has strong effects on our brains. Hence, this herb is helpful for those who are experiencing anxiety regularly and way to alleviate your stress and soothe the symptoms.

8) Helps Irregular Periods

Coriander seeds are counted to be a great and effective home remedy for those who are suffering from irregular periods. You may experience the results soon once you will implement the proper way for the same.

Before some days, as your period to begin, you can boil the coriander seeds whole and remove them with strainer, and then drink the water. You can try this method regularly for two to three months or you may try coriander leaves juice by crushing fresh those leaves. And one of the easiest ways to consume like this, try coriander seed oil. So this may help you in restoring the balance of your irregular periods.

Conclusion :

Our review is a clear opinion, to help you in making your diet healthier and full of nutritious. Whether you consume it in the form of seeds, leafy herb, or oil and powder. It will be the best way of getting enough nutrients on a regular basis for your long term health. There have been very few risks associated with coriander. However best to be safe, speak with a doctor before adding coriander to your diet.

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Jaya Chopra

Jaya Chopra

She is a Nutritionist with more than 5 years of professional content writing experience in the field of nutrition. She loves to share the knowledge and ideas through the effective way of blogs and article. She is a post-graduate student, a qualified Yoga & Diabetes Educator and pursuing diploma in food safety & quality management as well.