The Spanish word Cilantro is known as coriander in UK and is also commonly referred as Chinese parley. It is an herb that is used in making dishes all over the world. This herb contains several compounds that are helpful in the preventing of many diseases and in promoting the health of the body. Coriander is a rich source of vitamins A, C, K with traces of the B vitamins. It contains a high amount of calcium and potassium which helps in curing several diseases. It also contains iron, sodium and manganese.
Health benefits of coriander
Coriander for eyes
The anti-inflammatory property present in the coriander cares the eyes in a very smooth way. It helps to reduce the redness, inflammation present in the eyes and decreases the itchiness.
The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of coriander benefits the skin in various ways. Mix coriander puree with turmeric paste and apply over the face. This pack reduces acne and gives protection from dryness, eczema and other fungal, bacterial infections.
If you have dark and dry lips, then this tip is utterly for you. Grind the coriander and extract the juice from it, add few drops of lemon and apply to lips, don’t rinse off at the same time but leave for whole night. A regular practice makes your lips pink.
To sort out the sores and mouth ulcers, boil the coriander in water and gargle it for two times a day for atleast ten days to identify change.
Coriander itself is having the anti-diabetic properties and they reduce the blood sugar levels and lowers the bad cholesterol levels, on the other hand increases the good cholesterol. So, drink coriander water daily.
The antioxidants present in the coriander prevents the parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer problems that come through ageing. They also prevents the risk of heart diseases.
Treats water borne and food borne diseases
Food borne diseases and water borne diseases are most common, regular intake of coriander that is enriched with anti-bacterial properties can treat some of those diseases like typhoid, cholera, dysentery and food poisoning.
Coriander is also contains of vitamin K, potassium and calcium. and promotes the proper liver functioning, prevents seizure and cancer.
Eating fresh coriander reduces the body fats and helps to reduce weight.
Coriander contains a powerful antibiotic compound, which is effective killing the food-borne bacteria, salmonella.
The anti-oxidant properties of coriander helps to lower the risk of oxidative stress in the cells that can cause cancer.
The volatile oils in cilantro have antimicrobial properties which are helpful in the treatment of fungal, bacterial or yeast infections.
Cilantro or coriander leaves are an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Which are helpful as anti –inflammatory molecules.
Coriander is an excellent source of calcium and Vitamin K which are the vital nutrients for the formation and maintenance of strong bones.
Regular consumption of coriander juice can help to reduce the amount of damaged fats in the cell membranes. This powerful herb has the ability to lower bad cholesterol level and increase the good cholesterol level.
The high beta-carotene and anti-oxidants in cilantro helps to alleviate eye problems and improve eyesight. It also helps delay the threat of aging related to vision disorders like macular degeneration, and development of cataract.
Heavy metal detox
Cilantro is one of the very few herbs that is used as a heavy metal detox agent, to detoxify mercury, aluminium and lead
Coriander has a diuretic and detoxifying effect on the body that helps to lower the risk of kidney stones.
Coriander leaves help in proper digestion by supporting the liver to function properly and regulating the movement of bowels. It is also helpful in the treatment of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other stomach disorders. The fresh coriander leaves serve as best appetizers.
Coriander is the skin disinfectant qualities which help in fixing the skin impurities. A dull and irritated skin can be improved by using coriander leaves. The lost glow of the skin can be easily regained by applying ground coriander leaves on the face and neck.The leaves can also be used to treat f skin disorders like eczema, fungal infections and dryness.
Coriander has the antiseptic property which prevents the ulcer in the mouth from becoming worse. It helps in giving fast relief to ulcers in the mouth.
Coriander has been found to work wonders for people suffering from obesity and diabetes… it is low in calories and so helps in the reduction of fats and help in weight loss. Raw chewing of coriander leaves help in reducing the sugar level in the body and is very effective for people suffering from bronchitis and asthma.