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Natural wonder coriander

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The fresh green coriander leaves are a blessing of Nature. Being enriched with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, coriander boosts you health naturally. The herb is used a wide range of culinary preparations and is immensely popular throughout the globe.

If you are unaware of the natural wonders of coriander, then you must read this article to know them.

Coriander is excellent for the digestive system

The green leaves are full of plant fibres and roughage. It cleanses toxins from the digestive system and offers considerable relief to gastrointestinal problems.  Consuming the leaves soaked in warm water prevents flatulence. It improves digestive by enhancing secretion of digestive juices and enzymes.

The essential oils like borneol and linalool contained in coriander eliminate microbial and fungal infection inside the stomach. Coriander enhances bonding of bowel and thereby aids in curing diarrhoea.

Coriander is full of health friendly antioxidants

Coriander is loaded with phytonutrients- elemol, carvone, camphor, keampferol, borneol, quercetin, and epigenin. These antioxidants protect the body from free radical damage which could be of skin, liver, stomach, colon, heart and kidneys.

It’s conducive for the heart

Coriander contains plenty of beneficial fatty acids like palmitic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, etc. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid brings down cholesterol levels and controls risk of stroke and heart attack.

Calcium also aids in relaxation of blood vessels and improves blood circulation. It considerably manages high blood pressure or hypertension.

Coriander has anti-histamine properties

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The oil of coriander is used to treat a wide range of allergies which could be triggered by food or allergens. It also offers protections against hay fever, hives, swelling of glands, etc. The anti-histamine property of coriander is very much effective.

Coriander enhances bone health

Coriander is enriched with calcium, magnesium, and various other types of essential minerals which are needed for improving bone health. It increases bone density, makes bones strong and encourages re-growth. Eating coriander regularly offers natural protection against osteoporosis.

Vitamin K is another ingredient present in coriander which is essential for promoting integrity in bones

Coriander can protect as well as cure anaemia

The green leaves are strong sources of iron. If you are suffering from low haemoglobin levels, fatigue, tiredness and experiencing decline in cognitive abilities, then start having coriander every day. All in all, it can cure symptoms of anaemia.

Vitamin A present in coriander is healthy for eyes

Vitamin A protects inflammation and age related eye disorders of eyes like macular degeneration. It also reduces eye stress and strain. Furthermore, the leaves also contain beta carotene, phosphorus and essential oil which act as a shield for the eyes against a wide range of eye disorders.

The antimicrobial properties of coriander protect eyes from conjunctivitis.

Coriander aids in management of diabetes

Including coriander in diet gradually helps to maintain healthy insulin levels. It lowers blood sugar and thereby helps in management of diabetes.

Other Natural Wonders of Coriander

  • Coriander helps in regulation of menstrual cycles and reduces cramps during periods
  • It’s has anti-carcinogenic, anticonvulsant and antispasmodic properties
  • Coriander offers natural protection against skin inflammation (eczema) and dryness, etc.
  • Chewing coriander helps you to combat mouth ulcers
  • It aids in proper functioning of the liver

The easiest way to eat coriander is to chop some fresh leaves and use them as a condiment, seasoning or garnish for various dishes to receive the health benefits naturally.

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Written by: Saptakee sengupta
Date last updated: January 17, 2015

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