Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fresh Coriander Leaves have Innate Health Secrets

Soft coriander leaves are most commonly used ingredients in meal preparations from garnishing to making various dishes. In every refrigerator, coriander leaves have a special place. Coriander is a powerful herb that used in most cuisines and provides many health benefits. Coriander leaves are rich source of minerals and vitamins, including thiamine, vitamin C, riboflavin, phosphorus, calcium, iron, niacin, sodium, carotene, oxalic acid, and potassium. They also contain carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber and water. Coriander leaves have a mild peppery taste which adds a distinct flavor to the various dishes when it is used in. The cost of coriander leaves is very low but in terms of health, it is very precious. Along with increasing taste and flavor of food, it also helps to treat many illnesses. Read on to know about some illnesses in which coriander leaves are helpful.

Innate Health benefits of Fresh Coriander Leaves

Eye disorders

Fresh coriander leaves are great source of vitamin-C, vitamin-A, anti oxidants, and minerals such as phosphorus which are helpful to ease macular degeneration, conjunctivitis, aging of eye, and sooth eyes against stress. Crush some leaves of coriander, boil it in water and strain the liquid with clean cloth. By applying few drops of this liquid, you will get rid of eye irritation and pain as well as tearing of the eyes.

Epistaxis (Nose bleed)

Take 20 grams of fresh coriander leaves and crush it with small amount of camphor. Squeeze out all juice and drop it into the nostrils to stop the bleeding quickly. Or you can also apply this paste on the forehead to stop the bleeding from nose. The aroma of fresh coriander leaves is also helpful for this.


Fresh coriander leaves are helpful to treat some skin disorders due to its anti-fungal, anti-septic, detoxifying, and disinfectant properties. To get relief from hives, drink it as a juice or make a paste to apply to the skin. For rashes/hives, mix fresh coriander juice & honey and apply this paste on the skin area which is affected. Leave it on the skin for at least 15 minutes, before rinsing off with cool water.

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (Morning Sickness)

Many pregnant women feel nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. In this situation, boil 1 cup coriander leaves with 1 cup sugar and water and drink it after cooling.

Small Pox

Coriander leaves are rich source of anti oxidant, anti microbial, and anti infectious components and acids. Also, the presence of iron and vitamin-C strengthen the immune system. They have a soothing effect on pox and also decrease the pain of small pox.

Mouth Ulcers

Essential oils of coriander contain citronelol, a component which has an excellent antiseptic property. Additionally, other components of the coriander like essential oil have anti microbial and healing effects which prevent the worsening of the wounds and ulcers in the mouth. They freshen up the breath and help in healing of ulcers.

Effects Cholesterol Levels

Fresh coriander leaves are good source of oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin-C), which are very effective to decrease the cholesterol level in the blood. Also, they decrease the deposition of cholesterol along the inside layer of the arteries and veins and thereby reduce the risk of heart attack.

Improves Digestion

As fresh coriander leaves are good source of essential oils and have rich aroma, they acts as an excellent appetizer and helps to stimulate the secretion of enzymes and digestive juices in the stomach. Thus, it helps to stimulate digestion and peristaltic motion. Coriander leaves are also helpful in treating anorexia.

Another Advantages of Coriander Leaves:

1. Crush garlic, onion, few drops of lemon juice, mint, jaggery, Tamarind, amla, and dried mango powder with few leaves of coriander to prepare a paste. Include this paste regularly in your diet. It not only improves digestion but also helps to stimulate appetite.

2. When cough gets increased, green or yellow vomiting takes place. In this case, crush green leaves of coriander, take out juice from it and mix it with rose water. Drink it to get rid of cough.

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I hear that it is also good for reducing guilt.

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