You have probably heard about coriander and you may use it from time to time to spice up different meals, however, what you may not have known is that it possesses strong healing properties. This one-year herbaceous plant grows between 120 and 180 inches and has a branched top and a naked trunk.
Coriander blooms at the start of the summer and if you want to grow it at your own home,it is recommended to use charcoal, fine, and warm soil and provide a lot of sunlight.
Abundant in numerous nutrients, including protein and fatty and essential oils, it appears that we would all benefit from using it on a regular basis because it can improve our overall health and well-being.
Below, check out a list with the 6 best health advantages of this amazing plant…
Coriander’s Unique Healing Power
- Relieves diabetes
According to a study, coriander extract successfully decreased the blood sugar levels in lab mice. The researchers believe that it is the antioxidants in this plants that are partly responsible for its strong anti-diabetic capacity.
- Fights off infections
The antifungal and antimicrobial characteristics in coriander will help you fight off infections. Namely, in a study, it was discovered that coriander essential oil can avert the proliferation of pathogens (Candida species).
- Boosts the memory capacity
A 2011 study points out that memory deficits in mice that were given coriander leaves for a period of 45 was reversed. Additional research is however necessary to determine its full potential when it comes to fighting against neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
- Decreases bad cholesterol
According to research done with laboratory mice, coriander has the capacity to minimise the cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Prevents oxidative damage
The antioxidant power of coriander because of its compounds such as apigenin, linalool, and catechin are known to target free radicals which have been linked with serious health problems such as cancer. Some studies point out that it can impede DNA damage, avert cancer cell proliferation, and encourage cancer cell death.
How to Use Coriander in Cooking
- Sprinkle it in sauces, curries, and chutneys
- Add it to salads
- Combine it with soups
- Use it as flavour for waffles, scones, and DIY bread
- Garnish meat or veggie dishes with it
- Mix it in marinades
- Spice up your stir-fries
- Best when bought fresh rather than dried
- Fresh coriander leaves last approximately three days
- Store coriander in a plastic bag and in the fridge
How to use coriander water to regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels
- 250 ml water
- 2 tbsp coriander seeds
Soak the leaves overnight, and strain the liquid next morning. Keep it in a glass bottle, and sip it throughout the day. Coriander water regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and also cleanses your body.
Get rid of kidney stones with cilantro
- 1 pitcher filled with water
- A handful of cilantro
- A handful of parsley
Chop your herbs, and add them to a pot filled with water. Put it on the stove, bring the water to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain your tea, and drink it every day to prevent kidney stones or even eliminate them from your body.
Drink cilantro juice to cleanse your liver
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 3 large cucumbers
- Ginger (two finger-size pieces)
- A bunch of cilantro
Juice the ingredients one at a time, and add he cucumbers at the very end. Drink your freshly prepared juice throughout the day to cleanse your liver and improve its regular function.