Coriander or Coriander: Properties, uses and how to take it

Whether you usually use coriander to flavor your dishes, or if you do not know it and have never used it, when you discover the benefits of this aromatic plant, you will enjoy it in your recipes and you will know that you are taking advantage of its benefits.

This aromatic is also easy to grow, and if you dare to have your own coriander plants at home, I recommend that you read my post on the Cultivation of Coriander . I give you the essential tips for the care of this plant.

And at the end of this post, I invite you to watch a video that we have made for you with a summary of the uses and properties of Cilantro. I hope you enjoy it.

What is Cilantro?

The Cilantro ( coriander ), also known as coriander or coriander is very similar in terms of appearance to the medicinal and aromatic plant parsley ., In fact, belong to the same botanical family (Apiaceae or Umbelliferae) Like other medicinal plants aromatic such as dill and green anise , and vegetables such as carrot , fennel , parsnip or celery .

Coriander could have its origin in the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean.

Appreciated by such relevant cultures as the Egyptians and used in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine), Coriander was a highly valued herb used both for its versatility in gastronomy and for its medicinal properties.

In this article we will talk about its nutritional properties and the health benefits of coriander consumption.

Properties of Coriander or Culantro (Coriandrum Sativum)

It has antifungal, eupeptic, carminative, vermifuge, antiseptic, galactogenic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibiotic action.

Coriander has vitamins A, from group B, C, K, in addition to minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and sodium, essential oils among which linalol stands out, it also has polyphenols (with antioxidant action).

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What is coriander or coriander used forcoriander

It helps us eliminate dangerous heavy metals from our body, preventing them from accumulating in the tissues.

Take care of the cardiovascular system

Regulates blood sugar levels, therefore very suitable for people with diabetes .

Coriander strengthens our immune system

Eliminate fungi

Coriander alleviates the pain derived from menstruation

Helps reduce anxiety

Contributes to the good digestion of food

Facilitates the elimination of gases and flatulence

Relieves constipation

It fights free radicals and slows down the aging of our cells

Clean wounds and sores

It is an excellent cleanser of the body

Coriander is used to expel gastrointestinal parasites

Helps eliminate or reduce migraines, migraines and headaches in general.

Improves digestive disorders, gastritis, bloating and stomach pain, nausea, etc.

Coriander eliminates bad breath or halitosis

As it is diuretic, it is ideal to combat fluid retention

Helps reduce fever

coriander seeds The seed oil Cilantro is excellent to combat pain caused by rheumatism, osteoarthritis, neuralgia and general pain and inflammation.

Reduces or eliminates a sore throat

Improves disorders that may affect the kidneys

Coriander increases memory and cognitive abilities

It is indicated to stimulate liver functions

It is a natural remedy for hemorrhoids

How to take Cilantro or Cilantro to take advantage of its medicinal properties

This medicinal and aromatic plant can be used by adding its leaves to dishes once they are prepared. It is recommended not to cook it so that the Cilantro maintains all its properties, being more advisable to add its leaves to the dish once it is already served.

Also in gastronomy coriander seeds are also used for their citrus aroma, especially in the preparation of sauces.

We can also make an infusion with the leaves and stems, as well as with the coriander seeds once they have been lightly crushed.

Coriander seed oil can also be taken .

Stems, leaves and seeds can be added to green juices or smoothies

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