Coriander, also known as Cilantro or dhaniya, is a well-grown plant. The dried fruits of this plant are called coriander seeds. It is the seeds that are used for medicinal purposes. Cooks use coriander as a culinary spice to prevent people from food poisoning. There are many known and unknown benefits of this spice in all forms – powder, seeds and plant.
Yes, you can derive multiple benefits from any of its forms and improve your overall body health. The seed is a small aromatic herb known for a lot of health benefits derived from it. It is used as a flavoring agent in many medicines and tobacco and also a substance of fragrance in many cosmetics and soaps.
The top 3 typical uses of coriander seeds are as follows:
- Coriander seeds as a medicine
The most important use of coriander in food is to increase the digestive power of people eating it. Loss of appetite, stomach gas problems, bowel spasms, diarrhea, nausea and hernia can be treated well with its regular consumption. Not only this, these seeds have also shown some remarkable results in treating hemorrhoids, toothache, measles, worms, joint pains and other infections caused by certain bacteria and fungus.
- Coriander seeds as a spice
Coriander is an all season spice. Thousands of people use it as a regular culinary spice item. The powdered seeds are used while cooking vegetables and other pulses. The leaves are used as either the toppings to your salad or as soup garnishing agents.This adds more taste to your regularly cooked meals and makes it even more presentable.Regular use of coriander seeds cuts down higher levels of cholesterol.
- Coriander seeds as a subsidiary to the cosmetics
Regular intake of coriander seeds in any form helps in improving your skin texture. It minimizes the ageing effects on your skin and maintains its charm and glory. It is also beneficial in adequate hair growth. Boil few coriander seeds and drink its water empty stomach to get its direct positive results on your skin. You can also sprinkle its powdered form on fruit salads along with some salt to make it tastier.