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Coriander - use in the kitchen

Its homeland is the Mediterranean, but is now grown all over the world. The culinary and medicinal use of coriander is evidenced by documents dating back over 3000 years. Mention of her has been found in Sanskrit literature, Egyptian papyri, and also in the Bible. Fruits are used as a spice, they have a spicy aroma, with a characteristic pepper-balsamic note and a sweetish, yet slightly burning taste. Its leaves, which have a slight anise scent, are used especially in Asian cuisine. Coriander is as popular in Chinese cuisine as parsley is here.

Coriander leaves also work well in Mexican dishes (they are an ingredient of the famous guacamole sauce). Coriander is an important component of many spice mixtures, including curry. It is used to season meat dishes, especially lamb, turkey and pork. It is also a component of pickles and pickles, it goes well with lettuce and soups. Coriander is also used in bread and gingerbread.

Culinary recipe with this spice: Chickpea stew with pepper and tomatoes

Coriander - properties and application.

Coriander is a plant that has found its main use in cooking. Few people know that it has health properties that have long been used in natural medicine. Coriander is used, inter alia, in for digestive problems, improved appetite and calming down. Scientists argue that it also helps with food poisoning. Check what other properties coriander has.

Coriander (Latin Coriandrum L.) is a plant that has been used primarily in the kitchen as a spice and addition to decorating cakes. Few people know that coriander has numerous healing properties, thanks to which it has been used in natural medicine for a long time. There are two species of coriander, the most popular of which is the cultivated species - coriander (Latin Coriandrum sativum L.). Coriander comes from the countries of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea. Currently, it is cultivated, among others in China, India, Pakistan, Georgia, Russia, Argentina, Central Europe, Morocco, Ethiopia and Syria. In Ireland, it is bred on plantations and is sometimes seen as feral. Depending on the country where the coriander is grown, its fruits vary in size and shape, and the green leaves differ in taste. For example, coriander leaves from Georgia are spicy, Syria is milder, and Ethiopia is more aromatic.

Coriander for indigestion and more

Coriander fruit is used in natural medicine as a component of complex preparations and herbal mixtures for indigestion and in the fight against intestinal parasites. On the other hand, the oil obtained from the fruit (seeds) of coriander, and especially the linalool contained in it, has a relaxing effect on the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, including the intestines, and thus - has a carminative effect. After the muscle tone is relaxed, the intestinal peristalsis and gas passage improve. So it works well in abdominal pain caused by flatulence. In addition, coriander oil has found application in gastritis and diarrhea.

Coriander preparations also have choleretic properties, because by reducing the muscle tone of the bile ducts, they facilitate the flow of bile and pancreatic juice to the duodenum, which results in better digestion. Coriander fruit infusions have a slightly bitter taste and when drunk, the secretion of gastric juice and saliva is stimulated. Thanks to this, they increase the appetite. Coriander can also be included in your liver cleansing diet.

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A recipe for a carminative infusion to regulate digestion

A recipe for a carminative infusion, regulating digestion, diastolic and increasing the secretion of gastric juice. Pour 1 teaspoon of crushed coriander fruit into 1 cup of boiling water. Brew covered for 30 minutes. Then set aside for 15 minutes and strain. Drink 1/2 cup 2-3 times a day before eating.

Coriander for food poisoning

The essential oil extracted from the seeds (fruit) of coriander is known for its antibacterial properties. It helps to fight pathogens such as: golden staphylococcus (Staphylococcus aureus), hay rod (Bacillus subtilis), blue oil rod (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and common moth (Proteus vulgaris). Coriander seeds can protect various organs from free radicals. The bactericidal properties of coriander have been confirmed by Portuguese scientists from the University of Beira Interior. In the pages of "Diario de Noticias" they argue that it is able to fight even such dangerous bacteria as salmonella or E. Coli, i.e. pathogens responsible for food poisoning. Researchers conducted a test on 12 dangerous strains of bacteria and concluded that the oil destroys the bacterial cell membranes, causing them to be eliminated quickly. In addition, coriander is supposed to immunize the body against infections transmitted through the gastrointestinal tract.


Coriander fruits contain a temperature-resistant anti-vitamin factor (anti B1), which causes vitamin B1 deficiency with prolonged use. Therefore, when taking coriander seeds, be sure to supplement your diet with this vitamin.

Coriander will help cleanse the body of toxic metals

Coriander leaves have the ability to bind toxic heavy metals and remove them from the body - argued in 1995 in the journal Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, researcher Dr. Yoshiaki Omura. He noticed that after consuming Vietnamese soup that contained this plant, patients excreted more mercury in their urine. Consuming coriander also increased the urinary excretion of lead and aluminum. Dr.Omura also proved that coriander helped patients to successfully expel mercury deposits that formed in the body after the removal of amalgam fillings. Patients consumed powdered coriander in 100 mg capsules four times a day, each day for two to three weeks after amalgam removal. As such, including coriander in your diet is a simple way to protect against mercury poisoning, especially if you have amalgam fillings.

Coriander seeds can lower cholesterol, sugar, and blood pressure

This is the result of studies carried out on rats. Rodents for 75 days were on a high-fat diet containing 10 percent. coriander fruit powder. Reductions in total cholesterol and triglycerides in blood serum, liver and heart were noted. On the other hand, a similar study, but lasting 90 days, showed a decrease in the concentration of lipid peroxides in the liver and in the heart, as well as a decrease in the level of free fatty acids in the blood serum and in the liver.The hypoglycemic (lowering blood sugar) and hypotensive (lowering blood pressure) properties of coriander have also been found.

Coriander to calm down

Essential oil, especially its basic ingredient - linalool, has a calming effect. Therefore, infusions of this plant are used in natural medicine in vegetative neurosis with heart ailments and in states of general nervous excitement with difficulty falling asleep.

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A recipe for a calming infusion of coriander for the nervous


  • 10 g of coriander fruit,
  • 10 g of caraway fruit,
  • 15 g of shredded valerian root
  • 15 g of hawthorn fruit, 2
  • 5 g of motherwort herb
  • 25 g of St. John's wort.

Put 1 tablespoon of the mixed herbs in a thermos flask and add 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Turn the thermo jug and set aside for 1 hour. Drink 1/2 cup 2-3 times a day after eating.

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