The herb is used as a treatment for skin inflammation, to reduce cholesterol, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, menstrual disorders, smallpox, and blood sugar disorders and also used as an agent for eye care. It contains eleven components of essential oils, six types of acids, minerals and vitamins.
Health benefits of coriander
Skin inflammation and allergies:The leaf includes essential components which aids in reducing swelling and reducing seasonal allergies. With the reduction of skin inflammation and enhance the functioning with the reduction in discomfort leading to an improvement in the appearance of the skin.
Skin disorders: The properties of coriander such as the antifungal, antioxidant etc. are the best to clear up eczema, dryness and fungal infections.
Low cholesterol levels: Aids in reducing the deposition of cholesterol on the inner walls of the arteries and veins, which can lead to serious heart attacks, and strokes while helping to raise the levels of healthy cholesterol.
Diarrhea: It helps in curing diarrhea caused through fungal actions, while curing stomach disorders.
Blood pressure: Coriander have been taken to treat patients suffering from hypertension. And the results have been amazingly positive. This has helped in reducing blood pressure resulting a reduction in strokes and heart attacks.
Mouth ulcers: Coriander is a commonly used compound in the production of natural toothpaste since it has the power in reducing the worsening of wounds and ulcers in the mouth. It speeds up the healing process while helping to give a better breath.
Anemia: Coriander is a power up agent for people who suffer from anemia due to the high iron compound present in the leaf. It helps in the functioning of other organs while increasing the energy and with the richness in calcium helps keeping healthy bones.
Digestion: With the oil compounds it aids in the proper discharge of enzymes and digestive juices in the stomach also solving eating disorders.
Smallpox: The presence of rich compounds of vitamin C and iron aids in preventing, curing and reducing the pain of patients suffering from smallpox.
Menstrual disorders: As it aids in proper discharge from the endocrine glands, it helps to regulate a proper menstruation cycle while reducing the pain during periods.
Eye care: Coriander aids in preventing vision disorder with the presence of rich vitamin A, C and other minerals, while reducing the strain and stress on the eyes.
Blood sugar and diabetes: It also aids to lower blood sugar levels. The effect of the leaf on the endocrine glands, discharge of insulin is increased from the pancreas resulting an increase in insulin in the blood.
Word of Caution: Just as any agent have dangerous effects, coriander possess few as well. Excessive usage of the leaf could lead to sunburn which could cause skin cancer in the long-term. Pregnant women need to take advice from a doctor before adding the leaf for their diet although it states that it aids in the production of breast milk.