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Top 15 Health benefits of Coriander Herb

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Everyone loves to have delighting and tempting spices in their food. In addition, if the spice is fresh and abide from addition then its the best! Today our concerned topic is about a herb plant Coriander. It is also called Cilantro and is well-known by everyone.

These are small; fragmented green coloured leaves which slightly resembles the webbed feet. Well, lets move to our topic and I am sure that you will be surprised by its health benefits.

Appearance of Coriander


It is an aromatic, much-branched herb which bears small, white or pinkish flowers. plant is an annual herb which bears very soft and supple leaves. It has a distinctive odour which is really fragrant. The plant is approximately 1-3 ft tall.

It bears fruits which are round, yellowish-brown and dicotyledons. The plat bears fruits and flowers in winter season. Plant is a spice as well as an ornamental plant. In India, this plant can be easily seen at kitchen gardens, gardens, potted plants and many more. It is native to India and every household in India uses dry coriander fruit as spice.

Nomenclature of Coriander herb:

English nameCoriander, Cilantro
Hindi nameDhania
Sanskrit nameDhanyakam
Telugu nameDhaniyalu
Family nameApiaceae
Botanical nameCoriandrumsativum

Nutrients Benefits of Coriander herb:

These small leaves and the small seeds are the small packages or huge nutrients. Many use it simply as a spice but has multiple nutritive elements enriched within. Lets see those:

  • Dietary fibres
  • Water
  • Protein
  • Beta-carotene
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K
  • Manganese etc.

Uses of Coriander:


The fruits and the leaves of coriander are used. But one must know that, the stems are much nutritive than the leaves. Well, lets see the uses :

  1. The leaves are widely used as a garnishing ingredient in curries, soups, fast foods, gravy items etc.
  2. Leaves accompanied with mint leaves and chillies prepare a very well dip called ‘green chutney’. It is very well in taste and enriched with benefits.
  3. In Chinese and Thai dishes, coriander leaves are used in steamed salads and other.
  4. Many of the soups also Includes the infusion of coriander leaves in for an herbal taste.
  5. The fresh and tender roots of coriander is also used in many dishes.
  6. The fruits/seeds of coriander is widely used in Indian cooking; the powdered form is also used a lot.

15 Health benefits of Coriander herb:

Now, we will move to our prime topic which is ‘Health benefits’. Many of us are unaware that this small herb can be highly beneficial in many ailments even. Coriander is anti-inflammatory, styptic, anthelmintic and digestive in nature.


1. As a coolant

To quench thirst or to prevent dehydration:

  • Soak aniseed, coriander seeds and poppy seeds overnight.
  • In morning, grind the seeds in the same water.
  • Strain it well. Have this water, it is a super coolant drink for the body.
  • Pasted coriander seeds taken with water and honey helps to quench long-standing thirst.

Contradiction for Coriander:

  • Many feel soapy and bitter taste to have coriander; in such cases the leaves may be mild and not eligible for consumption.
  • Excessive intake of coriander reduces the sexual vigour.
  • It may also lead to discontinued menstruation.
  • Coriander is also harmful during Asthma.

So guys, now what is your feedback for this small herb! Apart from simple spice plant, it is a potent medicine too. Believe in Mother earth which produces such nectar for the goodness of humanity. Each and every herb present around us is filled with some goodness. After all, the green colour itself signifies the wellness and smooth life. Go Green and Live well!

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