Coriander, also known as “Dhania”, is one of the oldest herbs used worldwide. Coriander seeds are commonly used in most indian kitchens in whole or powdered form.
The health benefits of coriander seeds include:
1. Protects against the Salmonella bacteria
2. Reportedly works as a natural chelation treatment
(Cilantro has been found to chelate (remove) heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead from the body. In fact, it is believed to cross the blood-brain barrier and actually remove said metals from the brain.)
3. Aids in digestion and helps settle the stomach and prevent flatulence
4. Is an anti-inflammatory that may alleviate symptoms of arthritis
5. Protects against urinary tract infections
6. Prevents nausea
7. Relieves intestinal gas
8. Lowers blood sugar
9. Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesteraol (HDL)
10. A good source of dietary fiber
11. A good source of iron
12. A good source of magnesium
13. Rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids
14. It is also beneficial for women especially those suffering from a heavy menstrual flow. Six grams of coriander seeds should be boiled in 500 ml water and after adding sugar, it can be consumed while warm.
15. For those with arthritis problems, coriander has many anti-inflammatory properties. Boil ground coriander seeds with water and drink the concoction.
16. Coriander is known to lower blood sugar by stimulating the secretion of insulin. It has also been called as an ‘anti-diabetic’ plant. It helps the heart by lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol.
17. This herb is also great for the skin. Its juice mixed with turmeric powder can help treat pimples and blackheads.
18. Adding one or two teaspoons of coriander juice to fresh buttermilk is ideal for treating nausea and dysentery. Dry coriander treats diarrhoea.
19. Coriander is a quick-acting anti-histamine and has affinity with the skin, especially the skin of the adrenal glands.
20. Coriander is cooling It can be used internally to ward off allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis, hives, swelling and intense itching.Externally, it can be applied as a paste to affected areas.
21. Sipping tea of coriander seeds can help revive the person after shock or calm an acidic stomach.
22. Coriander is also used in detox diet.
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Below are some side effects of the coriander seeds:
1. Excessive and prolonged use of coriander seeds can cause liver problems.
2. Some people might get allergic reactions like rashes, breathing difficulty, itching, swelling on face/throat, dizziness etc. from the usage of coriander seeds.
3. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use coriander seeds in limited amounts because of its effect on gland secretion, which can cause damage to the mother and fetus as well as reproductive glands.
4. Prolonged and excessive use of coriander seeds can lead to breathing problems accompanied by chest pain, throat dryness, and throat tightening.
5. Sometimes, use of coriander seeds may cause sun sensitivity, increasing the risk of sunburns and skin cancer.
6. Some people might experience skin problems like inflammation, itching, irritation, dermatitis and skin darkening after using coriander seeds.
7. Prolonged or excess use of coriander seeds may cause gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea, stomach ache, loss of appetite, and dehydration.