The coriander plant is a well-known herb. Coriander is one of the main ingredients in many foods. Therefore, This is used not only as a medicine but also as a food. It has been used in the world for more than 5000 years. During the rainy season, our ancestors used to crush a piece of raw ginger grown in the garden with a handful of coriander and boil it in a pot and drink it with or without sugar for a long time. This is a common practice in homes today. Coriander is cultivated in all parts of India and Pakistan and grows well in Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela in Sri Lanka. Coriander in English, Sanskrit name for grain, cereal, Ardika, Kustumburu, and the Tamil name for coriander, also known as ‘Kothamburu’ in Sinhala, are used by many.
Coriander is a traditional drink imported from India or Pakistan and used as a traditional drink in many parts of the world. Scientifically speaking, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, high content of vitamin C and supplements containing vitamin B complex, This plant is said to be a medicinal supplement that should not be discarded. Coriander leaves contain iron, magnesium, manganese and vitamins A, B and C.
Coriander is also used as a basic seasoning for food as well as for flavouring. It stimulates the digestive system and helps indigestion. Not only seeds or powder but also coriander leaves are used in Sri Lanka and in the West for flavouring food.
Research around the world has shown that coriander has antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties. Coriander plant comes in four flavours: decoction, bitter, spicy and sweet. Therefore, it is important to drink to protect against common skin diseases and fevers, even if it is not the rainy season. Cholesterol triglyceride reduces the production of triglycerides in the blood and lowers HDL levels in the body. Western medicine has also shown that this helps to increase.
Although taken lightly by many, coriander has a number of unique properties. It has the ability to provide even the nutritional properties the body needs. In the past, coriander boiled water was used as a dietary supplement for infants who could not breastfeed due to maternal death or any other reason. Such babies are fed coriander boiled water for 6-7 months. Coriander, a drug with high antioxidant properties, relieves aches and pains caused by hot flashes. Also, due to its sweet taste, it can soothe pith irritation in the body. Thus, even boiled coriander can soothe the body. Coriander also has the ability to keep our brain functioning properly. Coriander can also cure urinary tract infections caused by drinking dirty water during the rainy season. Coriander also has the ability to regenerate the liver, which absorbs food toxins. Although many other medicinal plants or herbs are recommended for regular use, the regular use of coriander does not cause any side effects. Coriander drink is recommended for everyone from infants to the elderly, regardless of age.
Drinking coriander seeds like coffee can restore the function of the body systems. It can also be used as a good alternative to tea. This combination is also suitable as a remedy for daily breathing difficulties, headaches, body aches, fatigue etc. Coriander also has anti-acne properties.
The coriander plant helps in the proper production of bile in the liver and promotes fat metabolism. Women can be cured by taking coriander as a food (Sambol) to control menstrual bleeding when it exceeds the limit.
Eating coriander, which has the property of facilitating the digestive process, causes hunger. It is good to eat coriander leaves when you are not hungry and have an appetite. These leaves are often added to the diet of patients suffering from hepatitis and heart disease and have been shown to have antiseptic properties, according to Greek sources. That is why they use coriander to increase sexual energy. But Ayurvedic texts state that young men of childbearing age should not take coriander in excess as it can cause diarrhoea! In addition, it is said that an overdose of coriander boiled water changes the hormonal activity of some patients suffering from various perverted libido disorders.
This is a proven remedy in Ayurveda for the relief of oral diseases. According to Ayurveda, coriander can be taken as a medicine to control stress.
A small number of these leaves can be added to the daily diet to enhance appearance and preserve skin moisture. Before using a herb, please consult a physician with a quantitative knowledge.