Hello reader! You might be definitely familiar with coriander leaves, a green herb also called cilantro which is an essential ingredient used whether it is an Indian dish or a Mexican dish. It’s scientific name is Coriandrum Sativum L.
Every housewife’s grocery purchases won’t be complete without a the handful bunch of fresh-greeny leaves with a quick refreshing smell.
These refreshing smell of coriander leaves usually attracts me to the kitchen in busy Indian weddings. It is commonly known as dhaniya in Indian subcontinent.
Almost every dish my mom makes at home is sprinkled with these beautiful coriander leaves whether it a rasam, sambhar, kuruma as a finishing touch. To be honest, I came to know a lot of jaw dropping benefits of the bunch of coriander leaves which we get for 15 rupees.
There are many chances for then to get wilt and brown if you keep in the same grocery bag for some days. Coriander mint juice is something I come along which is mostly meant for detoxification and weight loss! Do juice them without throwing away!
At the end of the article, I will give you a tip of how to store the coriander leaves.
Healthy Perks Of Coriander Leaves
1. Eye Care
Do you know that coriander leaves are used extensively in eye care products.They are loaded with vitamin A,E and antioxidants which helps to prevent vision disorders and macular degeneration.
It also contains beta carotene in leaves which reverse the effects of vision degradation.
According to the central council for research in ayurveda and siddha under the ministry of health and family welfare,if a small amount of coriander juice (7-14 ml) is taken with 5-10 grams of honey can benefit the children and professionals who are spending hours before the computer screens and mobile phones.It is a vey good disinfectant with antimicrobial properties which is protective against eye diseases like conjunctivitis.
2. Treats Skin Ailments
The detoxifying, antiseptic, antifungal properties helps to cure skin conditions like dryness and eczema.
3. Prevents Anemia
Coriander contains a good amount of iron which help to treat conditions like Iron deficiency Anemia.
Usually, people suffering from iron deficiency anemia will develop signs like pallor and symptoms like fatique, dizziness and shortness of breath. Consumption of Iron in coriander help in proper functioning of organs and increase energy.
4. Lowers Hypertension
The presence of cholenergic and calcium ions help to reduce the tension of blood vessels thereby reducing the blood pressure and lowering the risk of developing a heart disease.
Regular consumption of coriander leaves in their dishes help to lower the blood pressure.
5. Treats Mouth Ulcers
Citrenolol in coriander leaves have antiseptic properties to treat mouth ulcers.The chewing of coriander leaves helps to reduce bad breath.
6. Aids To Lower Diabetes
They improve the function of pancreatic cells which secretes insulin and lowers blood glucose levels.
Researchers have proved in a rat study that coriander seeds have not only regularized blood sugar levels and also improved the symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome.
7. May Relieves Arthritis
Coriander seeds can be used as a poultice to treat arthritis. Cineole and linoleic acid are the two important compounds in coriander seeds which have anti Arthritis and anti rheumatic symptoms.
8. Enhances Digestion
It is an effective remedy to cure nausea and diarrhoea.
Coriander seeds may stimulate the liver and promote the bile acid secretion which plays an impressive role for digestion and absorption.
They enhances digestion which improves the action of trypsin which breaks down proteins in small intestine.
9. Regulates Menstrual Cycle
Some sources have mentioned that coriander seed tea with rose petals can ease menstrual cramps.
10. Reduces Anxiety And Seizures
Linalool is a major compound in coriander seeds which reduces anxiety. They also have anticonvulsant properties.
11. Cures Cold And Cough
Coriander leaves contain Vitamin C which is a very powerful antioxidant that helps your body to boost immunity against infections. It is an effective relief for cough and cold.
12. Enhances Hair Growth
Coriander leaves contain enough nutrition to improve your hair growth. They help to prevent split ends which are caused by vitamin deficiencies.
13. Fights Body Odor
Coriander acts as a natural deodorant in your body. Adding coriander leaves in your diet help to reduce bad breath.
14. Improves Memory
A mouse study noted that coriander leaves improve memory and Vitamin K present in coriander leaves may help for preventing Alzhiemer’s disease. They also helps to treat anxiety.
15. Hair Health
Applying coriander juice to your hair helps to combat hair loss. how to make your hair long and strong apply coriander juice on your scalp and rinse after 1 hour. Do this once a week for two months continuously to get effective results.
16. Healthy Pink Lips
Applying crushed coriander leaf paste on your lips directly helps you to achieve healthy pink lips and reduce discoloration.
Word of Caution
How to store coriander leaves to avoid becoming wilt?
- Trim the ends of the stems.
- Soak the coriander leaves which helps it to remove all the dirt and debris from the leaves.
- Remove excess water.
- Wrap the coriander leaves in a damp paper towel so that all sides are covered.Make sure they are not dripping wet!
- Put the leaves in a airtight container.
- Keep the container in the refrigerator and this leaves the leaves to be fresh for five days.