Coriander

Coriander

Coriander

Formal Name: Coriandrum sativum
Supplement Forms: Seeds, oil

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information

History

Coriander has been found in Egyptian tombs, indicating a that the herb has been used for over 5,000 years. In the late Bronze Age, coriander was used as a flavoring for barley gruel, and combined with vinegar and cumin to form a meat preservative. Later, in medieval times, coriander was thought to be an aphrodesiac, and was added to love potions.

Bodily Functions Coriander Assists

Coriander is known to aide in the digestive process and promote a healthy urinary tract. In addition, it may serve to prevent anxiety and insomnia in some individuals.

Foods High in Coriander

Coriander seeds and leaves are used in a variety of different dishes, particularly in the cuisine of Central Asia, India, Mexico, China, Africa, and the Middle East. Coriander is often used to season sausage filling, and is a signature flavor in Belgian wheat beer, known as witbier.

Ailment That Coriander Eliminates:
  • Coriander juice treats acne when applied directly to the face
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Treats insomnia
  • Acts as a diuretic for some individuals
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Coriander may cause an allergic reaction in some people
  • Liver problems may occur if coriander is taken in very large doses

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