by Life Enthusiast Staff
Coriander, Cilantro - Coriandrum Sativum
Ancient use precedes King Tut. Smooths digestion, reduces gas. Used to reduce rheumatism, stomach cramps, achy fatigue and mental fatigue. Stimulates creativity and memory. Reduces fear and irritability.
Contains Ethereal Oils Linalol, Limonene, Gamma Terpinene, Geraniol & Carvon.
Coriander is a single plant, sometimes called Chinese Parsley. Its leaves are known as Cilantro; the seeds are called Coriander. They pack the same medicinal benefits: both ease indigestion and prevent wound infection. Coriander has a long history as a digestive aid. In Egypt, the seeds have been found in pharaohs' tombs, presumably to prevent indigestion in the afterlife. Coriander has been used as a stomach soother for both adults and colicky babies. Its wound healing benefits were first discovered by the ancient Romans, who used both the leaves and seeds to preserve meats. Coriander contains an antioxidant that helps prevent animal fats from turning rancid. It also contains substances that kill meat-spoiling bacteria and fungi. These same substances in Cilantro also prevent infection in wounds. Coriander has been shown to improve tummy troubles of all kinds, from indigestion to flatulence to diarrhea.
Both Cilantro and Coriander have been shown to settle the stomach, even colic in infants. Cilantro and Coriander contain substances that kill certain bacteria and fungi, thereby preventing infections from developing in wounds. Sprinkle some Coriander Seed on minor cuts and scrapes after thoroughly washing the injured area with soap and water. Intriguing new studies suggest that Cilantro and Coriander have anti-inflammatory effects. Since the pain of arthritis is caused by inflammation, Coriander Seed may be very helpful with arthritic pain.