For today’s article we’re talking about humongous facts and health benefits that you probably didn’t know Coriander A.K.A dhaniya (not podina) had.
Coriander is a worldwide herb that is used everywhere and is an essential in a desi household. There was this meme I saw the other day that said that people either like coriander or don’t. A minute of silence for the people who don’t. Okay well, let’s get into the spice wave and learn about the health benefits coriander has!
- Helps with Pain and Inflammation:
Coriander helps with pain and inflammation of any kind. There was a study done of mice to observe the pain relief potential that coriander carries. Through the study, it was found that coriander carries analgesic properties.
2. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels:
Coriander works like a miracle when it comes to balancing or lowering down our blood sugar levels. It promotes enzyme activity that in return removes sugar from the blood.
3. Abundant in Antioxidants:
Antioxidants are substances that protect our body cells from free radicals. This further helps in making our immune system strong. Coriander is rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants have properties that help fight cancer cells by destroying free radicals which may further develop into cancer cells.
The compounds that coriander contains help in fighting cancer and kill free radicals as well.
4. Best Remedy for Conjunctivitis:
Coriander works like miracle when it comes to treating conjunctivitis. Coriander works for conjunctivitis because coriander contains antifungal properties. With that it also contains soothing properties which help with the itching.
This is how it can be used to treat Conjunctivitis:
Steep around 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds in boiling water and keep it for minimum 15 minutes. After that is done, strain the coriander seeds and cool the water. Later use this water to bathe your eyes. Make sure to keep them closed throughout and make sure to wipe away whatever’s left so that it doesn’t burn your eyes.
5. Coriander Seeds for Hair Growth:
I never knew this was a thing before my Aunt told me about this. I’ve tried it a number of times and let me tell you. IT WORKS!
Coriander seeds have distressing properties. It promotes hair growth and reduces hair fall by making our hair follicles strong.
Here is how you can use it for hair growth:
Grind some coriander seeds and mix it in any hair oil of your choice and apply this oil to your hair at least once in a week. You’ll see the results in about a month and a half. Be patient with it.
By using this you’ll notice that it will reduce your hair fall and promote hair growth.
6. Promote Healthy Skin:
Coriander treats many skin diseases like eczema. This is because it contains antifungal and antiseptic property. Including coriander in your daily diet can also make your skin soft. This is because coriander consists of nutrients like folate, antioxidants, beta-carotene and vitamin c. All of these ingredients promote healthy skin.
7. Maintains Healthy Digestion and Promotes Stomach Health:
Coriander leaves have anthocyanins which promote anti-inflammatory characteristics. This helps in treating stomach ulcers and indigestion. Which in return help us regulate our bowel movements as well.
8. Promotes Healthy Eyesight:
The rich quantity of beta-carotene present in Coriander helps with reversing vision degenerative effects. This is one of the miraculous benefit of coriander. Coriander also contains nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Phosphorous and Antioxidants which help in reducing visionary stress. Furthermore, these also help preventing visionary disorders. Our eyesight can weaken with cataract formation. Antioxidants and Vitamin C fight cataract formation in our eyes and promote healthy eyesight. Vitamin A protects the surface of the eye from harmful rays.
That’s it for today’s science class. So those some of the facts that I could come up with after researching a lot and I’m sure that there are a lot more than this!