Coriander: energy bomb
Coriander, the power-packed green with health benefits.
That must-have sprinkle of chopped coriander leaves (Coriandrum Sativum, Cilantro, Chinese parsley, Dhanyaka, Dhania) that zings up your bowl of steaming soup also packs a lot of medicinal punch:
- The picture-pretty leaves are a powerful natural cleansing agent. They have been effectively used to cleanse heavy metals and toxic agents from the body.
- Coriander is used to treat allergy, burning micturition (burning sensation while passing urine) and allergic dermatitis.
- It improves vitality and decreases pain.
- Rich in iron and vitamins A, B and C, it increases the nutritive value when used in food. Increases digestibility of food and can decrease appetite.
Some home remedies
Diarrhea and allergy:
Soak 1 tsp. coriander seeds in water overnight. Parboil, strain, and drink.
Apply juice of tender coriander leaves over forehead.
Excess menstrual bleeding:
Take concentrated decoction of coriander seeds with milk added.
Conjunctivitis: Wash eyes regularly with juice of coriander leaves. Intake of decoction of coriander seeds soothes dry, inflamed eyes.
Pimples and black heads:
Apply juice of tender coriander leaves, with a pinch of turmeric in it. Apply on face, let dry and then wash off.
Drink 6-7 spoons of leaf-juice and apply paste of the leaves over the bite.
Drink coriander seed decoction and gargle with it.
Chew coriander seeds frequently.
Boil 1 spoon of coriander seeds in water, make a paste of it and apply on the affected area.
Dryness of mouth, stomach pain, piles:
Drink coriander-seeds decoction.
How do you make a decoction?
A decoction is a mixture of herbs and water that has been infused for a long time so that all beneficial ingredients are released and that is then filtered. We call the remaining liquid the decoction or infusion.
- Place the herbs in a pan or heatproof bowl.
- Boil some water and pour it over the herbs.
- Let the herbs steep for a longer time. The general rule is ten minutes for herbs and fifteen minutes for roots or bark.
- Strain the mixture through a coffee filter. Make sure that no herbs remain in the decoction.
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