Everyone has eaten a lot of green coriander by putting it in vegetables. After cooking, we often put green coriander leaves on the dishes to garnish them. This not only enhances the appearance of the food but also enhances the taste.
Coriander is a medicinal plant having many medicinal properties. Consuming it gives relief from many diseases. Coriander is beneficial in increasing the digestive power of the body, maintaining cholesterol levels, diabetes and many diseases with kidneys. It contains minerals like fat, fibre, carbohydrate, protein etc. which work to make it more powerful. Apart from this, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamine, calcium, vitamin C and potassium are found in large quantities in green coriander.
Flavour of Green coriander
Green coriander has a cooling effect. Therefore, using it in the summer season is beneficial for health. Regular consumption of green coriander provides benefits in stomach related problems. Coriander should be eaten less in winters due to its cooling effect. Otherwise, its excessive consumption can prove to be harmful to health.
Benefits of Green coriander
Helpful in increasing digestion power-
Eating green coriander not only removes stomach problems. Rather, the digestive power of the body also increases. Apart from this, drinking two spoons of coriander powder in half a glass of water also provides relief in stomachache.
Improve resistance ability-
Several flavonoid compounds are found in ethanol, an extract from coriander leaves. These compounds act as immunomodulators that improve the immune system.
Beneficial in diabetes-
Eating green coriander keeps blood sugar under control. Therefore, green coriander acts as a herb for people suffering from diabetes.
Relief in Anaemia-
Green coriander is rich in iron and works to increase the amount of blood in the body due to which the problem of anaemia (lack of blood) remains away.
Effective in reducing kidney diseases-
Green coriander is beneficial for the kidney because coriander contains many elements like oxidants, proteins and vitamins etc. which are beneficial for the kidney.
Beneficial in increasing eyesight-
Vitamin A found in green coriander is good for the eyes. Therefore, by consuming it regularly, the eyesight starts getting better.
Coriander leaves are used to reduce weight-
Coriander leaves contain a flavonoid called quercetin. This quercetin has anti-obesity properties which help in reducing body weight.
Helpful in reducing the problem of dizziness-
Consumption of coriander also removes the problem of dizziness. If there is excessive dizziness, mix green coriander and gooseberry juice in a glass of water and drink it. By doing this process regularly, you can get rid of the problem of dizziness quickly.
Helpful in reducing cholesterol-
Green coriander not only provides fragrance to the food, but it also helps in reducing the cholesterol level of the body. There are many such elements in it, which reduce cholesterol. Therefore, consuming green coriander is a beneficial treatment for a person suffering from cholesterol.
Effective in eye problems-
Coriander seeds have anti-oxidant properties which help in reducing itching, redness and swelling in the eyes.
Beneficial for hair-
The proteins and vitamins present in green coriander help in hair growth. Along with this, it also removes the problem of hair fall.
Green coriander contains minerals like oxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C etc. which protect the body from many types of cancer.
Uses of Coriander leaves
- Coriander leaves are used as a topping on vegetables and lentils and also as salads.
- Coriander leaves are used to make chutney.
- Leaves of coriander are used to garnish raita and rice.
- Coriander leaves on lemon rice also help in boosting health along with taste.
Side effects of Green Coriander
- Eating green coriander in excess can cause allergic (itching) problems on the skin.
- Consumption of coriander in excessive amounts can cause problems related to menstruation in women.
- Too much coriander is not good for a person suffering from asthma.
- Green coriander is photosensitive. Therefore, consuming more of it increases the problem of sunburn which after a time can cause skin cancer. Apart from this, due to its excessive use, there may also be a complaint of rash, itching, dizziness and troubled breathing.
Where is Green Coriander found?
Green coriander is cultivated throughout the country because it is a dietary plant.