Aids in digestion:
Coriander seeds as well as fresh coriander leaves help in healthy digestion. It has anti-oxidant properties which promotes healthy functioning of the liver and bowel movements. It helps in the production of digestive enzymes and juices. If you suffer from stomach indigestion, include coriander seeds in your diet.
Good source of Vitamin C:
Coriander is a rich source of many essential vitamins like folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotene. Studies have shown that coriander leaves and seeds contain 30% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C.
Many food and water borne diseases like cholera, typhoid, food poisoning, dysentery etc are caused by bacteria (salmonella). Regular intake of coriander protects from food borne diseases due to its anti-bacterial properties.
Did you know that along with essential vitamins, coriander also contains iron? It contains high amount of iron which helps to prevent anaemia. Women particularly should include coriander seeds and fresh leaves in their diet along with iron supplements.
If some heavy toxic metals like lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminium etc get accumulated in our body, it leads to serious health problems like Alzheimer’s disease, loss of memory and eyesight, improper functioning of cardio-vascular and neurological system.
Coriander seeds contain natural compounds which help to detox the body and remove all the traces of heavy toxic metals.
Considered one of the best remedies for conjunctivitis (pink eye), coriander also prevents other eye diseases and problems. The high antioxidant content in it reduces redness, itchiness and inflammation in the eyes.
If you suffer from heavy menstrual flow, then include coriander seeds in your regular diet. It also helps to prevent menstrual irregularities. Boil around 6grms of coriander seeds in half a litre of water and add a teaspoon of sugar. Drink the mixture when it is still warm. However this mixture should be consumed thrice a day daily.