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Thursday, March 15, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Coriander Leaves Health Benefits


Coriander Leaves Health Benefits:

Coriander herb is known as Cilantro herb in United States of America,
Western Countries and in European Countries. Coriander herb are
originated from Mediterranean Region and now it is grown commercially
and found all over the world for its medicinal health benefits, it is
being used as condiment in many dishes and coriander seeds are used as
spice, leaves are used as vegetable and for garnishing the recipes and
dishes. Coriander leaves and seeds are extensively used in Asia and
India for its culinary and medicinal health benefits and in traditional

Coriander herb is a perennial plant that grows in fertile lands and
leaves resemble parsley leaves, and posses citrus flavor and coriander
seeds are oval shaped and brownish yellow in color that posses aromatic
flavor with peppery sweet citrus taste. Coriander seeds are generally
used as spice for its health benefits, and the coriander herb
scientifically called as Coriander Sativum and belongs to the family of

Coriander herb and seeds comprise many volatile chemical compounds that
prevent diseases and promotes general health. Coriander comprises many
essential vitamins namely, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin A,
and Vitamin B complex constituents like, riboflavin, thiamin, folates,
pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, niacin and electrolytes, potassium,
sodium and minerals such as iron, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium,
zinc, calcium, selenium and antioxidants like alpha carotene, beta
carotene, crypto xanthin b, crypto xanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein,
and consists of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber, and zero
cholesterol, and provides less energy, all contribute to promote good
health and prevent health disorders.

Coriander Leaves Health Benefits include; Coriander herbs and seeds
also contain many flavaonoids like epigenin, quercetin, rhamnetin,
kaempferol and volatile substances like linalool, borneol, cymene,
cineole, borneol, terpineol, pinene, dipentene, phellandrene, and
terpinolene, all contribute together to promote good health. Cilantro
or coriander leaves reduces LDL Cholesterol and increases HDL
Cholesterol due to the rich content of dietary fiber and antioxidants.
Due to the presence of potassium and other essential minerals like iron,
it provides relief from anemia, regulates heart rate, improves health of
the heart, prevents Cardiovascular disorders.

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