What is Coriander?

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is a plant that originates from Southern Europe and the Middle East.

High is between 30 and 90 cm, and its leaves and fruits have a specific smell and are used as a seasoning and add to many dishes.The name derives from the Greek word koriannon, which means bugs, and pertain to the specific smell of leaves.Besides being used as a spice, coriander has many positive effects on health.

Coriander is rich in essential oils, protein, vitamin C and organic acids, and its oil contains about 70 % of linalool and pineol, borneol, geraniol and limonene.

Coriander Benefits:

  • Purifies the body of toxins and heavy metals.

Coriander is one of the best natural means of cleaning the body of toxins and heavy metals. It binds the atoms of toxins and heavy metals, and then removes them from the body.

  • Relieves menstrual problems

Coriander is a stimulant that stimulates the secretion of endocrine glands. It  helps in establishing the menstrual cycle and reduces menstrual pain.

  • Normalize digestion

Due to the special essential oils that contain, coriander helps in proper secretion of digestive juices and enzymes and stimulates digestion.Some elements of the essential oils of coriander facilitate the proper functioning  of theliver and intestines, as well as the treatment of diarrhea.

  • Keeps Eye Health

Coriander is rich with antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C, minerals and essential oils that slow the aging process of the eye and the development of eye diseases and help relax the eye muscles.

  • Reduces Blood Cholesterol and Sugar

Thanks to the stimulating effect on the endocrine glands, coriander increases the secretion of insulin from the pancreas and thus assists in the proper assimilation and absorption of sugar in the blood. This feature is very useful for patients suffering from diabetes. Acids found in coriander are very effective in reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood. In addition, to suppress the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries and veins.

  • Relieves Arthritis and Rheumatism

Cineole and linoleic acid present in coriander act against rheumatism and arthritis, and are very effective in reducing the swelling resulting from these diseases.

  • It is a Natural Remedy for Anemia

Coriander contains iron, which is easily absorbed into the blood,  it directly helps in the treatment of anemia. If you are anemic, put a  fresh coriander into a soup, salad or vegetable dish. coriander can mix with olive oil, salt and spices.

  • Heals Wounds and Sores in the Mouth

Citronellol, coriander essential oil ingredient, is an excellent antiseptic. Other ingredients have antimicrobial activity that prevents wounds and ulcers in the mouth. Coriander also freshens breath.

  • Helps in the treatment of skin diseases

Disinfectant, detoxifying, antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties of coriander are ideal for the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, rough skin or fungal diseases.

How to Use:

Coriander leaf  is always used fresh. It has a strong flavor and is commonly used in South American and Asian cuisine, while European cuisine uses mostly dry seeds

Coriander pesto – How to make



  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup almonds or cashews
  • sea ​​salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice



Coriander and oil put in blender . Add the other ingredients and grind . If necessary, add a little water.


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