No spice box is ever complete without coriander seeds. It’s one of the staple ingredients in Indian cuisine. It’s grown in India prominently in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. Coriander seed is used in both powder form and as a whole seed. Consumed as a main ingredient in dishes, soups, pickle masala, etc.
Here are some magnificent health benefits of coriander-
- Controls and Treats Diabetes-
Coriander seeds increase the insulin level in the blood by enhancing the secretion of insulin in the pancreas. This seed stimulates endocrine glands. This process helps in the proper absorption and assimilation of sugar thereby resulting in a remarkable decrease in blood sugar levels.
- Aids Cardiac Health-
Coriander seeds have been beneficial in lowering down bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL) thereby making them ideal for the prevention and treatment of cardiac health. Just soak some seeds overnight in water and drink this water in the morning to reap the benefits.
- Helps with Weight Loss-
Coriander seeds boost your metabolism and reduce inflammation in the body. They also help reduce bloating by shedding that excess water weight thereby taking that extra inches off.
- Boosts Digestion –
This seed is the all-in-one solution for almost all digestion issues like bloating, gastric, diarrhea, nausea, etc. Limonene, cineol, beta-phellandrene, and alpha-pinene are the compounds present in excess in coriander seeds are known for their anti-bacterial properties. Coriander seed also works as an antispasmodic drug which helps in relieving you from discomfort and pain in the abdominal region. This seed can also guard you against getting Salmonella.
- Improves Menstrual System-
In Ayurveda, coriander seed is the go-to ingredient for any menstrual cycle issue. It aids a healthy menstrual system by regulating endocrine glands and hormones. It also helps in curbing menstrual pain and bloating. Just boil one tablespoon of coriander seeds in 2 cups of water. Boil it to reduce to half its quantity and consume with a few drops of lemon.
- Protect Brain Health –
Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Brain tumors, Meningitis, multiple sclerosis, etc happens due to inflammation. Coriander has anti-inflammatory properties that may safeguard you from diseases. Consuming food rich in coriander may lower neurological degeneration.
- Takes Care of Skin-
Skin disorders like itchy skin, rashes, inflammation, or eczema can be cured by applying a paste of honey and coriander seeds. This will give you instant relief. Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, coriander seeds can cure acne and pimples too.
- Stimulate Hair Growth-
Coriander Seeds stimulates hair growth and prevents hair fall by treating the under lying cause which could be hormonal imbalance, stress, poor diet, or weak hair follicles. Just massage hair oil infused with a teaspoon of coriander seed powder. This will strengthen your hair follicles.
- Prevents Eye Problems-
The red-eye problem, conjunctivitis, and other eye-related infections can be cured through coriander seeds due to their high antioxidant content. Boil some coriander seeds and let the water cool down. Use this water as an eyewash as frequently as possible to derive all the eye benefits.
- Healthy Bones-
Coriander is rich in calcium which helps in keeping your bones healthy and strong. Diseases like osteoporosis can be kept at bay thanks to their high calcium content. Aiding joint health, preventing degradation of bones, improve the durability and regrowth of bones are some of the benefits of having coriander-infused tea daily.
- Improves Thyroid Condition –
Problems like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can be treated by having either coriander-infused water or tea. Due to its high mineral and vitamin content, it helps with hormonal imbalance.
- Prevention against Urinary Tract Infection –
Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, coriander has become an effective remedy in treating Urinary tract infections. It helps with the itch, pain, and discomfort too. In 2 cups of water soak 1.5 teaspoons of coriander overnight. Strain the water and have it in the morning to reap the benefits.
The bottom line –
Coriander seeds are commonly available in Indian kitchens. It’s only a matter of awareness and knowledge of the benefits that we all can reap out of this health seed to save ourselves and our family from various diseases.