Coriander seed or dhaniya is a common ingredient in most cuisines of
. Both seeds and leaves are used in cooking – this herb also has a large amount of medicinal properties in it. It is also used in Chinese medicine. Its pleasing aromatic oil is a common ingredient in creams, lotions and perfumes. India
It is mainly useful in curing muscle aches, digestive problems and any nerve related ailment.
* Coriander is helpful in easing gastrointestinal symptoms, intestinal gassiness and eases flatulence also. Coriander seeds can stimulate a flagging appetite also. For, stomach upset, appetite loss, or flatulence:
Prepare a tea by simmering 1 to 2 teaspoons of crushed or bruised coriander seeds per 8 ounces of water. Drink up to three times a day between meals. Or add 1 teaspoon (15 ml) of coriander liquid extract to water and drink three times a day between meals.
* In cases of giddiness and loss of memory, de-husked seeds of coriander should be boiled with 4 parts milk and 8 parts water. This should be reduced to half and taken internally twice a day.
* To quench excessive thirst boil water and add 2 tsp coriander seeds. Cool and have this drink. This is also useful in diarrhea, intestinal colic, piles and intestinal worms.
* In cough and urinary infection a decoction of these seeds may prove beneficial.
* Chew the seeds to rid yourself of bad or foul breath.
* For fevers, accompanied by chills and in fevers where the patient feels extremely parched, a cold infusion of the seeds along with sugar may be given.
* For headaches and swellings, the leaves of coriander may be applied externally.
* The juice of coriander leaves is found effective in case of mouth ulcers and throat irritations. Hold the juice in the mouth for a while before swallowing.
* Use decoction of the seeds to wash the eye when you are suffering from conjunctivitis.pic credits: fotosearch.com
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