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Coriander Seed » Homemade Remedies for Your Health


USE FOR

Body odor
Digestive distress
 

Fever
High cholesterol
 

Loss of appetite

 
If a jar of coriander seeds isn’t already on your spice rack, consider adding it to your shopping list. Not only do the seeds lend an interesting savor to foods (it’s reminiscent of citrus peel and thyme), but this historic remedy for troubled digestion may even help balance your cholesterol.
 

 

 

 

rooted in history
Traditional Chinese physicians began using coriander (Coriandrum sativum) in 600 AD. They recommended it, as did

Indian and European healers, as a digestive aid and often combined it with other stomach-soothing seeds like anise,

caraway, and fennel. In Germany, coriander tea is still used medicinally for digestive complaints and is added to formulas

for laxatives because it helps counteract their stomach-upsetting effects. It is approved by Commission E, the German

equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Health Canada, for loss of appetite and digestive complaints,

including mild cramping, flatulence, and bloating.

 

what’s in it?
Like most spices, coriander seed is a complex blend of chemicals, including linalool, anethole, and camphor. It also

contains the antioxidants quercetin and rutin—which may he why it’s been studied for its ability to quell inflammation

and balance blood sugar. Coriander is reported to have strong lipolytic activity—meaning, it helps break down fats. coriander compound called dodecenal, which is found in the seeds and the fresh leaves of the plant, was found to be twice as potent as the antibiotic drug gentamicin for killing the bacteria Salmonella.

 

Even without these powerful healing micronutrients, coriander seeds abound with health. They are high in fiber and protein, and rich as well in many vitamins and minerals you need for everyday health. Among them are calcium, iron, phosphorus, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin.

 

what science says
Frankly, science doesn’t say all that much about this spice—yet. But recently, Indian scientists studied coriander seeds’ potential for lowering cholesterol. In research published in 2008, the scientists added the seeds to high-fat rat chow that contained added cholesterol—a rat version of the fast-food diet. The coriander-fed rats had lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and higher “good” HDL cholesterol than the rats that didn’t eat coriander. Obviously, more study is needed before we know whether coriander seeds might lower human cholesterol.

 

BUYER'S tip

Coriander seed is sold whole or ground. For best flavor and health potency, buy whole seeds and then grind in a clean coffee-bean grinder or blender just before using.

 

good to know

Coriander contains many antibacterial compounds. And bacteria are what creates body odor So some herbalists recommend making a strong tea from crushed coriander, soaking a cloth in it, and applying the tea compress under your arms for a few minutes for a lovely smelling treatment for body odor.

 

Homemade Remedies for Your Health

Aloe

Baking Soda

Cayenne Pepper

Chamomile

Chocolate (Dark)

Cinnamon

Garlic

Cloves

Coffee

Coriander Seed

Cranberry Juice

Fish (canned)

Flaxseed

 

 

 

 

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