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Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds

Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds

Coriander is an integral part of Indian dishes. They are regularly used for garnishing purposes and in salads or soups. They are a rich source of potassium, iron, vitamins A, K, and C, folic acid, magnesium and calcium that provide many health benefits. The biological name of coriander is Coriandrum sativum. It belongs to the genus Coriandrum.

Nutritional and chemical content of coriander seeds

  • Protein
  • Water
  • Ash
  • Phytosterols
  • Vitamin C
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Copperl
  • Manganese
  • Selenium

Primary Use of Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds are used as spices to enhance the taste of food.

Health benefits of Coriander seeds

  1. Is used to cure ulcers

    Gargling with boiled coriander water can reduce and cure mouth ulcers.

  2. Treats rashes and itchiness

    Coriander seeds can be used to cure itchy skin and rashes. Making a thick paste with coriander seeds, honey and a little water and applying it on the affected area can help getting rid of the itchiness.

  3. Improves digestion

    Soak some coriander seeds in a glass of water and then filter out the seeds. Drinking this water empty stomach regularly could improve digestion.

  4. Treats common cold and flu

    A diet consisting of coriander seeds is known to cure common cold and flu.

  5. Prevents anaemia

    Anaemia or lack of blood occurs due to deficiency of iron in the body. Coriander seeds compensate for the deficiency of iron and hence prevents anaemia.

  6. Helpful in treating conjunctivitis

    Coriander seeds are helpful in treating conjunctivitis owing to its antioxidants and antibacterial properties. The high antioxidant content in coriander seeds help in reducing redness, itchiness and inflammation in the eyes. The antibacterial properties of coriander seeds help in protecting the eyes from contagious diseases like conjunctivitis.

  7. Regulates blood sugar and controls diabetes

    This herb is known to have stimulating effect on the endocrine glands and hence does tend to increase the maintain the levesl of insulin in blood. It helps in proper absorption as well as assimilation of sugar in the body.

How to Use:

  • Can be consumed through food
  • Can be applied on the affected area by making a paste

Caution

Excessive consumption of coriander may lead to issues such as skin cancer.

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