Health & Lifestyle

Why You Should Eat Coriander? Seven Surprising Health Benefits of Coriander

Coriander, better known as Dhaniya’ is one of the most important ingredients of every Indian kitchen. ‘Dhaniya’ adds an exotic flavor in all the dishes and lights up your mood with its color and flavor. That’s why every Indian is obsessed with ‘Dhaniya’. Moreover, Coriander is an herb that’s commonly used to flavor international dishes as well. It comes from the Coriandrum sativum plant and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery.  

As per research, coriander is a source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Even its leaves are enriched with Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and protein which many people are not aware of. It also comes with small amounts of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene. Isn’t it amazing? 

Let’s know about the impressive health benefits of ‘dhaniya’ rather than its smell and flavor, and the reasons to use it more often. 

1. Help lower blood sugar

High blood sugar leads to diabetes and ultimately leads to so many diseases. But the good news is, coriander seeds, extract, and oils may all help lower blood sugar as per the study. Moreover, it helps you to lower your blood sugar level. On the other hand, people who have low blood sugar and taking diabetes medication, they need to maintain a distance with coriander because it’s effective in lowering blood sugar.  Animal studies suggest that coriander seeds reduce blood sugar by promoting enzyme activity that helps remove sugar from the blood.  

As per a study, it is found that the same dosage of coriander seed extract lowered blood sugar and increased insulin release in rats with diabetes, compared with control animals. 

2. A Good Source to Boost Immunity with Anti-oxidants

It’s a good source of antioxidants and prevents cellular damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants reduce and fight against the inflammation in your body.  As per the study, the antioxidants in coriander seed extract lowered inflammation and slowed the growth of lung, prostate, breast, and colon cancer cells.  

3. Good for Your heart health

Coriander extract acts as a diuretic, helping your body flush excess sodium and water which may lower your blood pressure.  

4. Protects Your Brain Health(as per report)

As per one rat study, it is found that coriander extract protected against nerve-cell damage following drug-induced seizures, likely due to its antioxidant properties. But still, it is yet to experiment with the human. 

5. Promotes Digestion and Gut Health

It is proven that oil extracts from coriander lead to healthy digestion. As per the study, 30 drops of a coriander-containing herbal medication taken thrice daily can decrease abdominal pain, bloating, and discomfort, compared with a placebo group. 

6. Fight with Infections

Coriander comes with antimicrobial compounds which may help fight certain infections and bacteria. 

7. Enhance and protect your skin Cells

As per a study, coriander comes up with several skin benefits, including prevent mild rashes.  

 



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