Coriander, a miraculous Mediterranean herb, is known for its numerous health benefits. It’s a magic wand of sorts that keeps what ails you at bay.
It’s an excellent ally if you’re looking to lose weight because it stimulates diuresis and enables your body to get rid of excess fluid.
Essential fatty acids that can be found in coriander, together with vitamin C, help battle the so-called “bad” cholesterol, and at the same time increase the “good” cholesterol levels. You could say that in this case coriander has a preventive effect when it comes to numerous life-threatening medical conditions such as a heart attack, atherosclerosis and stroke.
Every women out there knows how bad it can get during those days of the month but if you include coriander in your diet on a regular basis, you’ll most definitely feel better. It also helps with irregular periods. Since this herb has amazing (to say the least) antimicrobial properties, it protects our bodies from infectious diseases like conjunctivitis aka pink eye.
Moreover, coriander oil is an important ingredient in many beauty under eye products. Thanks to the abundance of vitamin A and C, and phosphorus, coriander will take excellent care of your eyes. It’s also characterized by large quantities of iron which can significantly increase your blood count.
We all know that milk and diary products are rich in calcium but the fact that the same applies to coriander should come as a surprise, right? Just a pinch of this spice in your food, and it will do wonders for your bones.
As you know, diabetes is the plague of our time because of our fast-paced lifestyle, and that pesky junk food monster that lives in so many of us and is no stranger to processed foods. Well, coriander successfully defies blood sugar thanks to the stimulative effect it has on endocrine glands by increasing the insulin secretion from the pancreas thus regulating blood sugar levels.
If you haven’t done it already, I hope that after you read this article you’ll make coriander a part of your diet. It can be easily obtained in numerous stores but if you really want to know the origin of everything you eat, you can simply plant it in your garden, or if you lack the space, on your balcony. Go for it!
Translation: A. Slišković