Amazing benefits of Coriander or Cilantro - The Healthy Ingredient

Amazing benefits of Coriander or Cilantro - The Healthy Ingredient

Aromatic and Uniquely Tasting herb - Coriander

The aromatic and uniquely tasting herb, coriander (widely called as ‘dhania’ in India and Cilantro in few countries) is the household ingredient in Indian kitchen. There are numerous recipes based on Coriander leaves and it is also used as condiment, garnish, or decoration on culinary dishes due to its super attractive green colour.  Coriander gives astonishing amount of health benefits ranging from treatment of skin inflammation, mouth ulcers, anaemia, blood sugar disorders etc... Though many articles are present in web on health benefits of coriander we attempt to give a simple to understand highlights of the herb. All we want to know is how my food serves as medicine in a healthy but tasty way without compromising our urge to have delicious food.

Health Benefits of Coriander:

Helps Digestion Issues:

Coriander is a very good food for digestive system. Anti – oxidants present in coriander promotes healthy functioning of liver and bowel movements. Including Coriander helps if you are suffering from stomach indigestion.

Controlling bad cholesterol:

Coriander is very effective in lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. It also helps in increasing good cholesterol (HDL) which acts as a preventive measure for many dangerous heart related ailments.

Anti-diabetic:

Coriander stimulates production of insulin thus maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Regular intake of Coriander will help those suffering from diabetic.

Anti-bacterial properties:

Regular intake of coriander in food helps us keep away from many food and water borne diseases due to its anti-bacterial properties. Also it helps in the cure of mouth ulcers.

Anaemia:

Coriander helps people suffering from anaemia due to its high iron content. Coriander has high amount of iron content which is a must for curing anaemia.

Women health:

Coriander Seeds

Regular intake of Coriander seeds helps improve menstrual irregularities. It’s good to include coriander seeds if you are suffering from heavy menstrual flow.

Eye Care:

Coriander is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, minerals in its essential oils, which prevents issues in vision disorders and also reduces strain or stress in the eyes. Also protects eye from Conjunctivitis.

Knowing the benefits of Coriander we have to ensure this awesome, aromatic herb will be included in our regular diet. Check out some of the fresh and traditional Coriander based recipes.