Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is a small, aromatic, herbaceous and perennial herb widely distributed in India, Pakistan, West Asia, the Mediterranean and America. Coriander, like many species, contains antioxidants which can delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this spice.
A study found both the leaves and seed to contain antioxidants but the leaves were found to have a stronger effect.
Coriander seeds are used in traditional Indian medicine as a diuretic by boiling equal amounts of coriander seeds and cumin seeds, then cooling and consuming the resulting liquid.
In the Greco-Arab traditional medicine, preparations containing coriander seed extract have been used as stimulants, carminatives, antispasmodics, diuretic and antirheumatic.
The main constituents of coriander seed are essential oils, sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose), alkaloids, flavones, resins, tannins, anthraquinones, sterols and fixed oils.
Coriander in traditional medicine
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