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Latin Names: Coriandrum Sativum

English Name: Coriander

Sanskrit / Indian Name: Dhanyaka, Kustumburi, Dhania


Cure for: Coriander is a commonly used domestic remedy valued especially for its effect on the digestive system. The seed of coriander is aromatic, carminative, expectorant, narcotic, stimulant and stomachic.

It is widely used in treating indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea and colic and other stomach disorders. Fresh leaves of plant cures stomatitis, bad breath and prevents pyorrhea. Externally, the juice of the leaf can be applied over forehead as a medicine for migraine and other types of headaches. Not only this, the juice can also be used as cosmetic agent. The essential oil from the plant is used in aromatherapy. Some caution is also advised, however, because if used too freely the seeds become narcotic.

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