October 8, 2017

Coriander Welfare for Your Health

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All you know about coriander is green leaves packed in a little bundle with amazing fragrance but there is a lot more to explore about that beautiful plant. It comes from the same plant that also gives beneficial cilantro. Some things about this herb may surprise you if you are not a curries and masalas lover as coriander is an integral part of them. Coriander is also known as Chinese parsley.

When the leaves are used in the fresh form, then it is known as cilantro. However, the dry seeds are termed as coriander and it is vastly used as a culinary spice and food poisoning preventative agent for ages. As a spice, it is sold in both whole and grounded form as coriander powder.

This amazing herb not only offers a unique flavor to the food but its consumption has also shown benefits towards sound heart health by improving blood flow. Along with that, it helps in calming down serious digestion problems as it contains numerous bioactive leading to an array of pharmacological activities enabling coriander it to act as an anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and anxiety inhibitor.

Following are the main health benefits of Coriander Seeds and Cilantro:

1. Lowers Blood Sugar: People who suffer from low blood sugar are often warned to be careful about using coriander products. However, if some is a diabetic patient then coriander is a natural agent for them to cure high blood sugar levels by stimulating the secretion of insulin. Coriander also improves carbohydrate metabolism. You can combine two or three drops of coriander oil with a carrier oil and put it in the soles of your feet daily.

2. Fight Food Poisoning: Coriander is among the herbs that have strong antimicrobial effects against foodborne pathogens. By adding coriander while cooking you automatically add an additional layer of protection against food poisoning.

3. Improve Cholesterol Levels: You can decrease the levels of cholesterol in your body by adding coriander to your diet. So, this spice can help you in controlling Cholesterol by balancing LDL to HDL.

4. Cures Urinary Tract Infections: Coriander seeds also helping in relieving UTI. Soak 1.5 teaspoons of dried coriander seeds overnight in two cups of water. Strain and drink directly or add it to your morning smoothie, you will be relieved from UTI pain and it will be healed overall.

5. Helpful for Healthy Mensuration: By regulating proper endocrine gland function, coriander seeds actually support healthy menstrual function. Also, they prevent the bloating cramps and pain during the cycle. That’s why coriander is used in Ayurvedic medicines.

Coriander Seeds Nutritional Information:

One tablespoon of coriander seeds contains about

15 calories
2.8 grams carbohydrates
0.6  gram protein
0.9 gram fat
2.1 grams fiber
0.8 milligram iron
16 milligrams magnesium
35 milligrams calcium
20 milligrams phosphorus
1 milligram vitamin C

So, now you know that Coriander needs to gain more attention in the kitchen. Don’t miss this as an integral part of your cooking but also understand that how this exotic flavor makes your life healthy.

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