Coriander is used worldwide as garnish, decoration on culinary dishes and condiment. It can be used in raw form or cooked in dishes. Leaves and fruits of coriander are used in cooking. Scientific name of coriander is Coriandrum Sativum L. This herb has many health benefits. It is very sad when people are using this herb as garnish and are not eating the coriander. Instead they are throwing it in garbage. Here are the health benefits of coriander:
Health benefits of Coriander
Anemia: People who suffer from anemia should use it because this herb is extremely rich with iron. When iron has low levels in human body, then this can result with extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, decrease in cognitive functions and heart palpitations. When you are using coriander in your diet, then you are increase your energy, increase the strength and health of the bones and also you can make your organs to function normally.
Low cholesterol levels: If you have high cholesterol in your blood, then the acids which are present in this herb such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, ascorbic acid and stearic acid can decrease the high cholesterol. Also this herb can decrease the bad cholesterol in veins and arteries which can be reason for serious diseases such as strokes, artherosclerosis and heart attacks. The most vital function of the coriander is that this herb is increasing the levels good cholesterol which can be defense from many serious diseases.
Blood pressure: Patients who are suffering from hypertension, should use coriander because this herb is reducing the blood pressure in those people. The interaction of cholinergic and Calcium ions is relaxing blood vessels tension which is effective at reducing the risk from serious disease such as strokes and heart attacks.
Bone health: People who want to keep their bones safe and healthy should use coriander in their diet. This herb is rich source of calcium which is great element for keeping the health of bones. This element has vital role for keeping the health of the bones from serious diseases such as osteoporosis. Even if you add just small amount of this herb in your diet, you will see effective results because your bones will be safe and healthy for many years. If you want to keep the health of your bones, then you should use the central parts of coriander because those parts have the highest amount of calcium.
Menstrual disorders: This herb is natural stimulant. Also the coriander is regulating the proper secretion from endocrine glands which means that this herb helps women to have regular menstrual cycles and also this herb is reducing the pain which is caused by menstruation.
Skin disorders: Coriander has antioxidant, antifungal, disinfectant, antiseptic and detoxifying properties which are perfect for clearing the skin disorders such as fungal infections, eczema and dryness.
Skin inflammation: Cineole and linoleic acid which are components of the coriander are possessing antiarthritic and antirheumatic properties. These conditions can be reason for swelling. The mentioned components are reducing the swelling. When there is reduction of the swelling, then the skin can function properly and also the appearance of the skin is increased.
Mouth ulcers: Coriander has citronelol (component of essential oils) which is powerful antiseptic. Also this herb has other components which are having antimicrobial effect and other healing effects. Those effects are speeding up the healing process of the mouth ulcers and keep the mouth ulcers from worsening. Also this herb is very effective if you want to keep your breath fresh. In all natural toothpastes this herb is used as antiseptic components. Also you can chew raw coriander if you do not want to have a bad breath.
Salmonella protection: This disease is one of the most dangerous causes of food borne illness and that’s why it is very important to protect your organism from this disease. Dodecenal which is component of this herb is a very effective compound which can protect your body from salmonella. When you add this herb in your diet, then you are reducing the chances to get disease caused by salmonella. If you want to protect your body from food poisoning, then you must add coriander in your diet.