Coriander’s health benefits

I would like to share a few observations about the health benefits of cilantro. Because of my crazy interest in spices, I find information right and left and when I hear and read many times certain things that overlap, I end up telling myself that there must be a lot of truth in them. So, it seems to me that coriander is a spice full of health benefits for everyone.

Initially, coriander was an integral part of Indian cuisine. We regularly use coriander seeds as spices and coriander leaves to garnish curries, salads or soups.

Coriander is an annual plant also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley. When the leaves are used in their fresh form, we commonly call this plant cilantro. Dried seeds are what we call coriander, and they have been used as a culinary spice and as a preventive agent for food poisoning for centuries.

As a spice, it is either sold whole or ground with a flavor similar to a mixture of lemon, sage and caraway.

It must be said that coriander is known worldwide for its medicinal properties. It is an excellent source of potassium, iron, vitamins A, K and C, folic acid, magnesium and calcium that can cure many health problems. This is because coriander contains a multitude of bioactives that lead to a wide range of pharmacological activities, including its ability to act as an antimicrobial, antiepileptic, antidepressant, antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory and anxiety inhibitor. Coriander has also been shown to help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in a natural way!

To sum up, coriander:

Decreases blood sugar level

Helps better digestion

Decreases blood pressure

Reduces the amount of pimples on the face and other parts of the body

Combat food poisoning

Cure for colds and flu

Helps to have a healthy menstrual function.

Do you use coriander for medicinal purposes? If so, it would be super nice to share your experiences! And to share them with all our readers and subscribers!