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Useful properties of coriander

Sowing coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

Coriander greens and seeds have a complex chemical composition. They are rich in essential oils of complex composition, pectin, fragrances, etc. During the aging process, the seeds change their color, and the content of essential oil in them decreases.

Coriander leaves and seeds are distinguished by a high content of essential oil with a complex chemical composition (from 0.5 to 1.2%), the main component of which is "linalool". Aromatic substances with the smell of rose, lily, lily of the valley, violet, lemon, etc. are made from its oil. This oil is a powerful bactericidal and antihelminthic agent.

Coriander surpasses many spicy plants in rutin, carotene and other vitamins, and even lemon in vitamin C content.

Sowing coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

Infusions and decoctions of coriander fruits are taken as an antiseptic and choleretic agent, for stomach and colds, as a sedative and wound healing agent, they increase the secretion of gastric juice. Coriander essential oil is widely used in perfumery. But taking it in significant quantities has a depressing effect on the heart.

In folk medicine, its seeds are used mainly for gastric diseases, for stomach and duodenal ulcers, for flatulence, as an effective remedy against worms, etc. In all these cases, an infusion of coriander seeds is used. They are part of various pharmacy fees - antihemorrhoid, choleretic, etc.


To prepare the infusion, pour 1 teaspoon of crushed seeds with 1 cup of boiling water, insist in a warm place in a sealed container for 1 hour. Take 0.25 glasses 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

Coriander has long been widely used for colds, especially for chronic cough and pleurisy. To prepare the infusion, you need 1 tbsp. a spoonful of crushed seeds (if they are absent, you can also pour greens) pour 1 glass of boiling water, leave for 15 minutes. Take 0.3 cups 4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

Coriander is widely used in medicinal preparations. As a choleretic agent, a collection consisting of 1 tsp of coriander fruits, 2 tsp of immortelle flowers, 1 tsp of mint leaves is used. To prepare the infusion, you need 1 tbsp. pour 0.5 liters of boiling water over a spoonful of chopped collection, insist in a warm place for 20 minutes. Take 0.5 cups 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

For the treatment of prostatitis, a collection consisting of equal proportions of coriander fruits, plantain seeds, onions, parsley and carrots is used. To prepare the infusion, you need 1 tbsp. pour a spoonful of the mixture crushed into powder with 1 glass of boiling water, heat in a water bath for 30 minutes, insist in a warm place for 15 minutes. Take 0.5 glasses on an empty stomach 30 minutes before meals, drink 1 glass at night in bed, already warmed with a heating pad.

With inflammation of the pancreas with normal and increased secretion, use a collection consisting of 1 tsp coriander fruit, 4 tsp motherwort herb, 3 tsp birch leaves and 1 tsp celandine herb. To prepare the infusion, you need 1 tbsp. pour a spoonful of collection with 1 glass of boiling water, boil for 30 minutes. Take 0.25 glasses 3 times daily before meals. The course of treatment is two weeks.

Sowing coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

With increased nervous excitability (epilepsy, menopause), herbalists use an infusion or decoction of coriander seeds. Infusion and decoction of coriander herb also has a sedative and anticonvulsant effect.

Sowing coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

And with depression and a decrease in the tone of the central nervous system, they take wine infused with coriander. For its preparation 3 tbsp. tablespoons of crushed coriander seeds should be poured with 0.5 liters of dry red wine, insist in a dark place for 8-10 days, shaking daily, strain. Take a third of a glass 2-3 times a day.

Fresh coriander juice has a strong hemostatic effect and is used in folk medicine for severe bleeding. A tincture of coriander fruit is a good remedy for hemorrhoids.

The inclusion of a small amount of coriander in the diet has a beneficial effect on women's health: relieves cramps during painful menstruation, prevents uterine bleeding, and enhances lactation in nursing mothers.

Despite all the useful properties of coriander, it is undesirable to abuse it, it can lead to sleep disturbances, various nervous disorders, especially the seeds of the plant.

"Ural gardener", No. 50, 2018