Coriander Scientific Name
Coriander Other Names
English: Coriander, Cilantro leaves
Chinese: Yuan sui, husui
Latin: Coriandrum sativum Linn Pennel
Hindi: Dhaniya, Dhania, Dhanya
Sanskrit: Dhanyaka, Kustambari, Dhania Vitunnaka
What is Coriander?
Coriander seeds are commonly used in medicinal decoctions to prevent nausea and food poisoning. It is also used as a powerfull balancer of all 3 doshas (kapha, vata, pitta). Hulled and split seeds of coriander are used as common mouth freshner often in combination with dill seeds.
Common forms of Coriander
Coriander is commonly used for:
- Treating fever, diarrohoea, indigestion, gas (flatulence), worms and nausea
- Curing Piles
- Quenching thirst and rehydration especially in extreme hot weather
- Treating rheumatoid arthritis and gout
- Cough and asthma in Children
- Treating burning sensation in eyes
- Managing headaches, stress, anxiety and insomnia
Seed Powder: 3 to 6 grams
Cold infusion/decoction: 10 to 30 ml per or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.
Oil: 1 to 3 drops
Coriander Side-effects and Warnings
Common side-effects: Not known
Not so common side-effects: It can cause skin irritation and itching.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if coriander is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Children: Not Known.
In some cases, Coriander has shown to cause allergic reactions with symptoms including asthma, nasal swelling, hives, or swelling inside the mouth.
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