Coriander is a spice produced from the of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum). It is obtained from its round seeds tan in colour, which is a member of the parsley family. It is a sweet smelling herb, rich in antioxidants and is used for wide culinary purposes and has several health benefits. Coriander seeds and leaves are easily available for regular cooking but offer multiple flavors that determine their best uses.
Coriander may reduce blood sugar by initiating certain enzymes. In fact, people with low blood sugar should use it in limited quantities. Coriander is rich of antioxidants that help in boosting immunity, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and produce neuro-protective effects. Coriander may protect your heart by reducing blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising HDL (good) cholesterol. A spice-rich diet appears to be associated with a lower risk of heart disease. The antioxidants in coriander may reduce brain inflammation, boosts memory, and reduce anxiety symptoms. Coriander may reduce unpleasant digestive symptoms like bloating and discomfort often experienced by people with IBS. Thereby, it may also boost appetite. Coriander displays antimicrobial effects that may help fight food allergic illnesses and pathogens such as Salmonella. Coriander contains antioxidants that protect your skin from aging and sun damage and treat mild skin rashes.