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Coriander Can Easily Boost Your Immune System

Coriander is an herb that we can see in every Indian house. All part of the coriander plant is edible. Both fruit (seed) and aromatic leaves of coriander are commonly used herbs in various Indian dishes.

Coriander seeds can be used as a culinary spice in many dishes to enhance the taste. We can have coriander leaves in various forms, such as chutney, soups, salads, or garnish on our food.

Many Indian households consider their recipes incomplete without the use of coriander leaves. Let us discuss some interesting facts about this humble herb.

Health benefits of coriander

Both coriander seeds and leaves have different properties.

  • Coriander leaves are a rich source of many vitamins such as vitamin A, C, E, and carotenoids that improve our eye health.
  • Coriander leaves are rich in various antioxidants. These antioxidants promote enzymatic activities that activate insulin and lower blood sugar levels in our bodies. So, adding coriander to daily diet is beneficial for those suffering from high blood sugar levels.
  • Coriander leaves are a good source of essential minerals such as manganese, calcium, and phosphorus. These essential minerals are good for our bone health.
  • Coriander leaves are rich in iron and vitamins that fight the free radicals in our bodies. These free radicals can damage our skin. So daily consumption of coriander can promote our skin health.
  • Coriander leaves have a good amount of fibers that can soothe many gut-related problems.
  • Coriander decreases the risk of heart disease by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) in our system. It also improves the good cholesterol (HDL) level that protects our heart.
  • Both coriander seeds and leaves have antimicrobial properties which provide defense against many infections such as urinary tract infection, salmonella infection, and some food-borne infections.
  • Coriander also reduces inflammation of the brain because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nature. It is also helpful in relieving anxiety-related symptoms.

Coriander leaves and seeds have a rich aroma and ample unique properties that make them special. So add some coriander to your food and refresh yourself with its magnificent properties.


Narayana Health

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