Coriandrum Sativum

Coriandrum Sativum

One of the popular Mediterranean herb, Coriander is a recognized leaf in Asia. Not just it garnishes and add savor to various dishes, but also has medicinal implications and benefits to human body. The herb carries various diseases fighting properties and has chemical compounds to promote one’s overall health. This is also a beneficial herb to treat alcoholism thereby reducing an urge to drinking in a person.

Family – The cilantro or coriander herb belongs to the family of Apiaceae and its scientific name is Coriandrum sativum. Requiring warm climate to flourish, the plant usually grows attaining a height of about 9 to 15 inches. The plant has hairless soft leaves that possess slightly citrus flavor.

The nutritional facts - This humble backyard herb provides (% of RDA/100g) 11% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 18% of manganese, 45% of vitamin C, 22% of iron 258% of vitamin K, 225% of vitamin A and 15% of folates. This herb contains only 23 calories per 100 grams and is a known super food in treating various health conditions. The herb also is a rich source of calcium, zinc, phosphorus, phytonutrients like carotene a and b, electrolytes like potassium and sodium and thiamin, riboflavin and niacin.

The health benefits of coriander –

  • ·Reduces LDL – The herb has low content of calories and helps in reducing bad cholesterol levels in body. This is because of the antioxidants present in it that help it in removing free radicals from the body.
  • Treats Alzheimer’s disease - Cilantro is an ultimate herb to treat Alzheimer’s disease owing to its rich content of vitamin K. this helps in building bone mass and promoting the osteotrophic activities of bones. Also it helps in preventing various neuronal damages in brain.
  • Helps in preventing cancerous tissues - Owing to the rich content of vitamin A present in coriander, it helps in preventing the buildup of cancerous tissues in human body. The presence of flavonoids (carotenes) along with vitamin A in coriander leaves helps in maintaining healthy skin and mucusa. It helps protecting body against oral cavity cancers and lung cancers. 
  • Regulates blood pressure and heart rate - Being a rich source of antioxidants, the coriander leaves help in flushing out the free radicals from the body and in maintaining a good heart health. It helps in slowing the aging procedure in a body and regulates heart rate and blood pressure. The iron content of the leaves helps in production of red blood cells to help fight external unwanted disease causing agents in the body.

Thus, coriander is a good ingredient in “Navchetna” to help a person get relieved from symptoms of alcoholism. 

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