Coriander is a plant that comes from the Middle East and Southern Europe, and its fruits and leaves have a specific odor, which is why they are most commonly used as a supplement and spice for many dishes. Find out why coriander is used more and more for health.
Medicinal properties of coriander
This herb is one of the best natural remedies for cleansing the body from heavy metals and toxins, and it is a very strong natural chelate because it binds the atoms of heavy metals and toxins it releases from the body.
It contains iron and iron is easily absorbed into the blood which is why it directly helps in treatment of anemia. If a person is anemic, they should eat a lot of coriander that can be mixed with spices, olive oil and salt and spread over bread.
Coriander contains acids that are very effective in reducing blood cholesterol. They also suppress the accumulation of cholesterol in the veins and arteries, and because of the stimulating effect on the endocrine glands increases the secretion of insulin from the pancreas.
Linoleic acid and cineole are present in coriander against arthritis and rheumatism and are very effective in reducing swelling. It's the same effective in swelling caused by anemia or kidney failure and its ingredients help to remove excess fluids from the body.
It stimulates the secretion of endocrine glands which helps to relieve painful menstruation and establish the menstrual cycle. It contains special essential oils which helps in the proper excretion of digestive juices and enzymes stimulates digestion.
Because some of the coriander ingredients have antibacterial properties it is also effective in diarrhea which is caused by fungi and bacteria, and fresh coriander leaves stimulate appetite.
This plant is rich in Vitamin A, minerals, antioxidants, vitamin C and essential oils they slow the development of eye diseases and the aging of the eye, and also help to relax the eye muscles.
An excellent antiseptic is also an ingredient of coriander essential oil called citronellol, and other ingredients of this plant have antimicrobial activity that prevents sores in the mouth and wounds.
For treatment of skin diseases such as fungal diseases, eczema or rough skin are ideal detoxifying, anti-fungal, disinfectant, antiseptic and antioxidant properties of coriander.
You can grow it in your own home, balcony or window. Growing will require a deep container with enough root space to allow more air and moisture.
A thicker layer of soil should be placed in the pot and the seeds should be evenly distributed and covered again. It is important that the container is in a place with sufficient light and that it is regularly watered. It will be ready for picking when it grows to 15 cm.
Coriander in the kitchen
While most commonly used in Portugal, Asia and South America, coriander leaves are the most commonly used seed in Europe. Because the leaves have a strong bitter taste, it takes time to get used to such a spice. The leaves are most commonly used for various salads.
If you decide on the seeds, you can use it chopped or fried and in the preparation of various dishes with cabbage, as well as for the preparation of pastries and dough.
It can be used as an ingredient in various spices, for the production of liqueurs and for the preparation of salty foods such as vegetables, sauces and meat.
It is rich in protein, organic acids, essential oils and vitamin C, and its oil contains pineol, limonene, 70% linalol, borneol and geraniol, making it one of the most important natural remedies.
Author: A.Z., Photo: GFDL / Wikimedia