Coriander leaf and its seeds, both have high potential health benefits. Coriander or Cilantro are used in various dishes and have a citrus spicy flavor to it. There are many possible health benefits of adding coriander seeds to your meal. Here are some amazing health benefits of coriander seeds
1. Reduces skin inflammation
Coriander leaf and seeds possess anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic properties and helps in reducing the swelling caused by rheumatoid and arthritis. It also reduces the swelling due to kidney malfunction by inducing urination and removing excess water from the body.
2. Prevent Menstrual Irregularities
Coriander seeds maintain hormonal balance by stimulating endocrine glands to secrete. By enhancing proper endocrine secretion, it relieves menstrual discomfort and pain.
3. Reduces Blood pressure
Coriander seeds have shown to positively reduce blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessel tension and reducing the chances of heart disease.
4. Helps in lowering Blood Glucose Level
Coriander leaves have been found to lower blood sugar and increase insulin levels. Being a rich source of antioxidants, coriander seeds also help in preventing damage to the insulin producing cells of the pancreas.
5. Boosts Immune system
Coriander seeds have antibacterial properties that protects the body from various food borne diseases such as cholera, dysentery etc.
6. Eases constipation
Coriander seeds are also rich in dietary fiber, which helps in increasing the bulk of the food by absorbing water throughout the digestive system and thus relieving from constipation. Soak a handful of coriander seeds in water for a day and drink the coriander water on an empty stomach.
7. Anti-Allergic properties
Studies have shown that coriander seeds have strong anti-histamine properties that help in reducing the seasonal allergies and even hay fever.
8. Reduces level of bad cholesterol
Coriander seeds reduce the amount of LDL and increases the amount of good cholesterol or HDL in the blood. The high levels of HDL or good cholesterol works as a preventative factor against various cardiovascular disorders. Boil Coriander seeds along with cumin seeds and strain it. This water can be used a diuretic.
9. Used in Treating Mouth Ulcers
Coriander seeds have antiseptic property due to the presence of citronelol. This helps in healing mouth ulcers and can be used for treating bad breath.
10. Cure Cold and Flu