Latin Name : Coriandrum Sativum
Coriander seeds help in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood due to the presence of linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and ascorbic acid. Besides, these acids combine to decrease the deposition of cholesterol along the inner walls of arteries and veins.
The essential oils in coriander seeds contain certain components that assist in digestion, promote proper functioning of liver and bonding of bowels and help in curing diarrhea.
Citronelol is a component present in coriander seed essential oil which acts as an excellent antiseptic. It also has some other components which avoid worsening the wounds and mouth ulcers due to their antimicrobial and healing effects.
With a rich aroma and essential oils, coriander seeds make a great appetizer, thereby providing exceptional benefits to the digestive system. By secreting enzymes and digestive juices in the stomach, coriander seeds stimulate digestion and peristaltic motion.
With lots of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and minerals like phosphorus in abundance, coriander seeds are known to slow down the aging of eyes, prevent macular degeneration and soothe eyes against stress.