What are the benefits of Coriander ?
The herb coriander comes from the Coriandrum sativum plant and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery. It has a strong and rather distinct lemony flavour, and is often used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian meals to give them a bit of bite.
The leaves of the coriander plant are an herb known as cilantro or Chinese parsley whilst the small, round seeds are ground up to make coriander spice.
As with many herbs, there are a number of health benefits which come with eating coriander. Amongst the most important coriander health benefits is that it can help to lower blood sugar by activating certain enzymes. It can also boost the immune system and prevent illness due to all the antioxidants it contains.
Another considerable coriander health benefit is that the green-leaved herb can protect the heart by lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol while also increasing good cholesterol.
Why is coriander a superfood?
Its anti-inflammatory properties can also help to reduce brain inflammation, improve memory, and reduce anxiety symptoms. Additional coriander benefits include improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, protecting skin from aging and sun damage and treating mild skin rashes.