Coriander more than seasoning a medicinal Herb
Coriander (Cilantro) - Coriandrum Sativum
Origin: United States
Used part: Stem, Leaf
Coriander is an herb used as spice and as a natural remedy due to the numerous beneficial properties for our health. According to historical records, the first uses of coriander as a medicinal herb refer to the sixteenth century, when it was applied topically to cure mycoses.
The coriander came to the Americas along with the settlers and became popular as an ingredient for the seasoning of food because of its taste and aroma. Both its leaves and seeds are used, but this herb should not be confused with parsley.
With diuretic, stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties, tea can be used to treat stomach and bowel problems, as well as help control flatulence. Its consumption also helps in the treatment of migraine, fatigue, maldigestion, anorexia nervosa, rheumatism, joint pains, halitosis, nausea, vomiting, digestive inappetence and colic. In addition, it avoids carcasses and roundworms and regulates menstrual delay, and can also be used for detoxification of the liver and gallbladder in case of overeating.
The oil made with the coriander seed has the same properties, and can also combat headaches, swelling, conjunctivitis, rheumatism, mouth ulcers and hemorrhoids, and is considered an excellent aphrodisiac.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Prevent cancer by being rich in carotenoids, substances with high-power antioxidants
- Protect the skin against aging by being rich in carotenoids and reducing the damage caused by UVB rays
- Help control cholesterol because it has unsaturated fats and vitamin C, which help to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good (HDL)
- Improve digestion as it regulates liver function and helps fight intestinal infections
- Help control blood pressure
- Help detoxify and eliminate heavy metals from the body such as mercury, aluminum and lead
- Prevent anemia
- Combat intestinal infections because its essential oil has antimicrobial properties and its nutrients help to strengthen the immune system
For some coriander is an indispensable source in the human diet. So, add the greens to your dishes, both raw and cooked. Or if you prefer, prepare tea with the herb, guaranteed its nutrients and benefits.
To prepare coriander tea, you should use the ratio of two tablespoons of coriander seeds to each liter of water. In a bowl, put the water and wait for it to boil. Then add the seeds and simmer for a brief period of approximately two minutes. Then turn off the heat, cover the mixture and let stand for about ten minutes, straining and then consume throughout the day.
When consumed in excess, Coriander tea can cause kidney damage, drunkenness, and insanity. No contraindications were found in the literature consulted. In some isolated cases, however, there may be allergy. If this happens, discontinue use and consult a physician.