10 Mindblowing Health Benefits Of Coriander

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10 Mindblowing Health Benefits Of Coriander

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Coriander, known as Dhania in Hindi is an extensively used herb. It is called cilantro in the US and few parts of Europe. Coriander is a much loved leafy herb that is used as a condiment and to garnish dishes. The coriander seeds are used avidly as a flavourful dry masala in most dishes. The coriander leaves are used to make yummy chutney in Indian households that goes well with almost anything!

Coriander health benefits

Want to know more about coriander? Well, get ready here we go!

Nutritional value

It has eleven types of essential oils, six acids (that includes vitamin C), minerals and lots of other vitamins. So, it is clear that it has a lot of health benefits to offer.

10 Mindblowing Health Benefits Of Coriander

 Coriander seeds health benefits

1) Skin health

The essential oils present in coriander are known to reduce skin inflammation. Being a good disinfectant, detoxifier, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant, coriander can help in treating skin disorders like eczema and fungal infections.

2) Reduces levels of cholesterol

The presence of acids in coriander makes it quite effective in reducing the levels of cholesterol. It lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and helps in raising HDL(good cholesterol). This way it protects the heart.

3) Regulates blood pressure

When given coriander, many patients suffering from hypertension have shown positive signs. Consuming coriander helps in maintain good cardiovascular health and prevents heart attack and stroke.

4) Treats mouth ulcers

One essential oil in coriander is a wonderful antiseptic. Alond with other antimicrobial components, coriander is effective in preventing mouth ulcers from worsening. It also freshens up breath. Natural toothpastes have coriander as an ingredient in them.

5) Helps treat anemia

Coriander being rich in iron helps those who are suffering from anemia, which is a deficiency of iron. Iron plays a vital role in many bodily processes. Low iron in the blood can cause fatigue, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath.

6) Anti- allergic in nature

According to studies done, coriander has been found to be helpful in reducing seasonal allergies. Its oil can be applied to the area where the allergy has occurred and it can also be taken internally to ward off allergies.

7) Protection from salmonella

The microbe salmonella is dangerous as it causes food borne illnesses. Coriander is having a natural compound that is two times as powerful as the antibiotic that treats the illness caused by salmonella. But you should abide by the doctor’s prescription! There is no harm in adding coriander in your daily diet to protect you from the effects of the bacteria. One of the most common effects of this microbe (bacteria) is food poisoning.

8) Good for bone health

Coriander is rich calcium source. Along with calcium, other minerals in coriander help in regrowth of the bone and durability. It prevents the degradation of the bone that happens when one suffers from osteoporosis. Add coriander to your diet to keep your bones strong and healthy.

9) Helps improve digestion

The rich aroma of essential oils in coriander assists proper secretion of digestive juices and enzymes in the stomach. By including coriander in your diet you can reduce indigestion too.

10) Helps control blood sugar

Coriander has a stimulating effect on the endocrine glands. This increases secretion of insulin from pancreas. The increase of insulin level in the blood ensures that the blood sugar is properly absorbed and assimilated. This helps in keeping a check on blood sugar and is beneficial for those suffering from diabetes.

I am sure after knowing that coriander is so good for health you are not going to forget to include its chutney in your diet! Go ahead chop the leaves and garnish your food with them. 🙂

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