coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

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« Coriander is considered both as an herb and as a spice. This plant has remarkable capabilities for improving your health  »

Common name(s): coriander, cilantro, Chinese parsley, dhania

Family: Apiaceae/Umbelliferae

Origin: Mediterranean, southern Europe

Parts used: leaves, seeds

Constituents: essential oils, linalool,  α-pinene, γ-terpinene, geranyl acetate, camphor, geraniol, vitamins and minerals (vitamin A, C, B6, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron), fibres

Therapeutic actions: antifungal, antioxidant, hypolipidemic, antimicrobial, hypocholesterolemic, anticonvulsant 

Organs or systems affected: digestive system, immune system, skin, cardiovascular system, skeletal system

Main medicinal uses:

  • keeps cholesterol level in check
  • sustains bones healthy
  • maintains blood pressure
  • improves anemic condition
  • helps calm sleep

Counterindications: Generally regarded as safe. It was seen to cause irritation of the skin in certain individuals.  Pregnant women should avoid excess consumption of coriander without consulting with a trained medical professional.

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