Monday, 01 June 2015

In June European summer has arrived it is always good to cool down a little bit and to treat your body with some coriander. Coriander is known in indian households since a long time as a medicine against fever and also as a medicine to cool the body from inside.


Scientific name :Coriandrum sativum Linn.
Family: Umbelliferae
Useful part :Seed, leaf
Sanskrit name :Dhanya/ Dhanyaka

Ayurvedic properties:

Good for all the doshas, especially pitha.
Anti- pyretic – relieves fever.
Relieves cough.
Relieves dyspnoea
Reduces body heat, Relieves thirst, burning sensation.
Kills intestinal worms
Cures haemorrhoids

The leaves and seeds of coriander have been used to add flavor in the Indian dishes since years. The medicinal property of coriander to relieve thirst and to improve appetite was known to ancient Indians and this has made coriander a necessary spice in the Indian kitchens.

  • Coriander acts as a stimulant. It nourishes the tissues. It has aphrodisiac property also. Coriander helps to loosen the phlegm and to expel it out from lungs. It is diuretic and this property is used in urinary problems. The cooling property of coriander helps to relieve thirst, to reduce the body heat, to reduce burning sensation.


  • Coriander is anti inflammatory. It is used in haemorrhoids, toothaches, intestinal worms, nausea, urinary retention, aches and pains.


  • Coriander is very commonly used Indian home remedy to treat many ailments like cough, dyspnoea, intestinal worms, constipation, low appetite in children.

Some drawbacks:
Coriander can cause allergy reactions in some people.


Herbs & Spices in Ayurveda

Herbs & Spices in Ayurveda

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