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Food Basics: 14 Health Benefits of Coriander

  By posted May 22nd 2013
Healthy Living

 

Food Basics:  20 Health Benefits of Coriander


Coriander or dhanya as it is called in India is an essential herb that is added to a lot of Indian dishes and also used for garnishing. Apart from its sweet, tangy and a slightly citrus flavour, this herb has a number of health benefits to offer. So read ahead and try adding a pinch of coriander leaves or coriander powder to your dishes as often as possible.                                                                                            


Health Benefits of Coriander

 

It lowers blood sugar levels

 

Corainder helps in digestion, helps settle an upset stomach and prevent flatulence

Coriander shields you against the Salmonella bacteria

 

Coriander being an anti- inflammatory helps in easing symptoms of arthritis

 

It protects against urinary tract infections

 

Coriander avoids nausea

 

Coriander alleviates intestinal gas

 

Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesterol (HDL)

 

It is a great source of dietary fibre, iron and magnesium

Coriander is rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids

 

In case of women suffering from a heavy menstrual flow, boil six grams of coriander seed or dhanya in 500 ml water, add a tbsp of sugar and consume while warm.

 

Arthritis patients can boil coriander seeds in water and drink the concoction.

 

Use a paste of coriander and turmeric juice treat pimples and blackheads.

Coriander is also used in detox diet.

 

*Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images

 

Also read: Garlic and coriander parantha


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