Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum.
Everyone knows the coriander, its seed is sprinkled with Borodinsky bread, and greens ( "cilantro" or "Chinese parsley") is grown by many gardeners in home gardens.
Coriander is widely used in Ayurveda for treatment of many conditions.
It balances all three doshas but is especially good in disorders of Pitta, when most of the spices are not shown. The main effect of coriander has digestive and urinary system.
Has a remarkable ability to regulate appetite and eliminate flatulence.
It is used to relieve pain in the abdomen. For this, the seeds brewed with boiling water (1-2 tsp seeds or half teaspoon of powder per Cup of boiling water) and drink as tea.
Coriander balances the impact of fruit, dairy products and other foods that increase moisture in the body.
Coriander also has a cleansing action, that is, helping to rid the body of accumulated toxins (AMA). Due to this it is property of coriander should be used in the program.
Good to use coriander in diarrhoea, as it enhances absorption in the small intestine. Coriander is taken as a decoction from the seeds (1-2 tsp per Cup of water). Very well, if you add in the broth and pomegranate peels. Pomegranate juice with ground coriander leaves will help stop diarrhea.
Drink from coriander (1-2 tsp seeds per Cup of boiling water) — a good remedy for heartburn: relieves burning in the stomach, belching, and has antibacterial and healing effect on the mucous membrane of the stomach wall.
Coriander has beneficial effects on the liver when dullness and stagnation in it and improve the appetite. For this purpose, it can be used not only as seasoning but also as a tea in a tincture for a drink before or after a meal. Along with turmeric coriander can be used to treat hepatitis.
Useful coriander in the complex therapy in the treatment of obesity due to its ability to distribute body fat.
Also in the complex treatment of coriander is used in the treatment of asthma when Pitta imbalances.
Tea made from coriander has a good effect when the nose bleeding caused by imbalance of Pitta dosha.
Coriander is used for the treatment and prevention of cleansing of the kidneys and urinary tract. Helps to solve such problems as difficulty or painful urination, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and enlarged prostate, cystitis and pyelonephritis. In the complex treatment helps with kidney failure. Also cilantro and coriander because of its mild diuretic action can be used in the treatment of edema.
Coriander and herbs used for genital herpes representatives of the Pitta type.
Coriander has mesyachnogo action, therefore it is recommended for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in women with Pitta Constitution. Along with saffron and turmeric, coriander useful for women with inflammation of the pelvic organs, including endometritis and endometriosis. Fresh coriander is a rich source of phytoestrogens.
Positive action has coriander in all febrile and infectious diseases, developing on the background of increased Pitta. At night pour 2 tbsp of coriander a glass of water at room temperature. The infusion must drink in the morning. During the day it is recommended to drink tea from coriander with lemon.
The juice of green coriander (cilantro), helps with skin manifestations of allergies and various rashes. It must be taken internally, one teaspoon three times a day in allergic reactions, hay fever and skin rashes, as well as externally — with sadamasa and inflamed skin.
In inflammatory diseases of the eye, conjunctivitis, for washing applies a strong infusion of coriander: 1 tablespoon per Cup of boiling water. You can use the infusion room temperature.
Coriander essential oil has a cooling diaphoretic effect, reduces high body temperature, reduces the burning sensation when inflammation of the skin, purifies the blood, helping to fight infection, improves digestion, eliminating blockage and normalize the flow of energy.Recipes with corianderLASSI
4 cups of yogurt 3 cups cold water 6 tbsp sugar (or 5 tbsp honey) 1.5 tsp of the young coriander seeds, 1.5 cups of mashed berries, or bananas.
Mix all, whisk until frothy, serve chilled with ice. Offered for dessert. On a hot day there is nothing easier and better than lassie. He prepares for the second. This is the most popular drink in India. He's good and that without disturbing the digestion, cool down after spicy food.SWEET POTATOES WITH APPLES AND CORIANDER
3 large potatoes; 1 Cup water; 1 Cup sugar; 3 apples, cut into wedges; 0.5 tsp salt; 0.5 tsp of ground coriander.
Slice the potatoes into slices. Cook for 10 mins in boiling water. Boil 1 Cup of water, add sugar, apples, salt and coriander. Cook for 8 minutes, add the butter. Boiled potatoes spread on a baking sheet, then layer of apples; pour the remaining liquid and bake at 190 degrees for 10 minutes.POTATOES BAKED WITH CORIANDER
10 potatoes; 0.5 Cup sour cream; 3 tbsp vegetable oil; 2 tsp salt; 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp coriander seeds; black pepper to taste.
Peel the potatoes, cut it into circles, put 1/3 in a pan greased with oil. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, 1/3 of the coriander, sprinkle 1 tbsp of sunflower oil and pour 1/3 of the total amount of sour cream. Spread an even 2 layers and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes are covered with a light brown crust.APPLE PASTE FOR A SWEET SANDWICH
4 cups chopped apples; 1 Cup water; 2 tbsp sugar; 0.5 tsp ground coriander; pinch of cinnamon.
Put the apples into the pan, cover with water, add spices, keep on medium heat, 5 minutes. add sugar. When the paste becomes thick and homogeneous, it is ready.