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What You Should Know About Coriander

What You Should Know About Coriander

Almost every meal we make at home contains copious amounts of freshly ground coriander seeds or better yet, garnished with a heavy handful of fresh and fragrant coriander leaves. However, there’s far more to this gracious green aromatic than meets the eye. Did you know that the cultivation of coriander dates back to at least 1500 B.C, its properties were considered so sacred, that it was even found buried in tombs of the pharaohs!

With a glowing report card (I mean rich nutritional profile), this super herb is oozing with vitamins such as; A, B, C, E and K, as well as potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. This household staple is said to cure joint pain, kidney, pancreas, liver disease and so much more!

Vitamin K is coriander’s claim to fame, as it claims to positively impact to your health in leaps and bounds. But before you start shoving it in your green juice, salads and stir-fry, check out some of the main health benefits of the below.

This is how coriander can change your world!

  1. The leaves of the herb are commonly used as an appetiser as they improve digestion, relieves irritation and stimulates the appetite.
  2. Can detoxify the body of heavy metals and eliminate them through sweat and urine, basically a powerful diuretic that can treat kidney problems.
  3. It strengthens the immune system due to the rich antioxidant, iron and vitamin C content; this improves the function of your liver and intestines.
  4. Tea made from cilantro may also help treat diabetes mellitus and common complications of the condition, such as heart disease.
  5. Coriander can fight anemia and menstrual cramps thanks to the high iron content.
  6. It reduces inflammation caused by rheumatism or arthritis and eases the pain.
  7. It rich source of antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
  8. Coriander leaves and stems lower blood glucose levels and reduced cholesterol, specifically triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins “bad” cholesterol.”

To continue enjoying the benefits of this healthful herb, simply steep 2 teaspoons of fresh coriander leaves in cup of water for 5 minutes and sip away. If you are currently taking prescription meds, always check with your doctor before including any new herbs in your diet.

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