More on Corriander Leaves

corriander leaves
The scientific name is Coriandrum Sativum L. Commonly known as Dhania in the Indian Subcontinent or Cilantro in the Americas and some part of Europe. It is an herb which is extensively used around the world as a condiment or as a garnish or as a decoration on the dishes. Its leaves and fruits have typical aroma and are used raw or dried in culinary.

It has immense health benefits that it is best to have in our daily food in various forms. It has eleven components of essential oils, six types of acids (including ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin-C), minerals and vitamins, each having a number of beneficial properties. It is used in the treatment of
  1. controlling high cholesterol levels
  2. swelling
  3. anemic disorders
  4. curing mouth ulcers
  5. diarrhea
  6. aiding digestion
  7. small pox
  8. skin disorders like dryness and fungal infections, eczema
  9. menstural disorders
  10. in eye care due to its Vitamin A, C , minerals and essential oils and thus prevents aging of eye, macular degeneration and soothes eyes against stress.
  11. controls blood sugar as the secretion of insulin is increased from pancreas which increases the insulin level in the blood, thereby helping proper assimilation and absorption of sugar and resultant fall in the sugar level in the blood.
  12. Coriander helps cure ulcer, inflammation, spasm and acts as an expectorant, protects and soothes liver.
  13. It is anti-carcinogenic, anti-convulsant, anti-histaminic and hypnotic.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

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