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Seasoning coriander (cilantro): useful properties and growing

on shelves in specialty stores and food markets, you can find a huge variety of spices.Including the sale and coriander.

the south coriander called differently - "coriander". plant contains vitamins and essential oils.Young leaves of cilantro very fragrant and tender.Greens added as a seasoning for meat vegetable dishes as well as eaten raw. In folk medicine, coriander is also widely used in cooking.

Description coriander Coriander

- an annual plant, up to a meter.Stalk him straight, naked, branched at the top.Flowering coriander small flowers pale pink or white, they are collected in umbrellas.Fruit dvusemyannoy.

useful properties of coriander

Coriander contains more than a dozen kinds of essential oils, some kinds of acids, vitamins and minerals, so that has a lot of useful features.Cilantro is widely used in folk medicine.From the seeds and make essential oil extract, and through which treated (formulated with other ingredients).Use as a decoction, tincture of coriander.

Coriander helps with these ailments :

  1. Inflammation .Acid contained in coriander possess anti-inflammatory properties, and antiarthritic and antirheumatic.
  2. Anemia .In the treatment of anemia due coriander helps iron content.
  3. Diabetes .Coriander stimuliruyuet endocrine glands, so it may lower blood sugar levels.
  4. menstrual disorders .Coriander restores menstrual cycle softens the pain and eliminates unpleasant symptoms.
  5. Swelling .Coriander is able to deduce the excess fluid from the human body.Therefore, it reduces swelling caused by impaired kidney function and anemia.
  6. Skin diseases .The antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties help to cope with cilantro diseases such as eczema and fungal skin infections.
  7. Diarrhea .Coriander promote normal digestion, the normal functioning of the liver, binds intestinal contents.
  8. Anorexia .Coriander helps the secretion of digestive juices, stimulates digestion.
  9. Mouth ulcers .Components of essential oils of coriander - excellent antiseptic.They possess healing and antimicrobial action.
  10. Eye Treatment . Conjunctivitis .Vitaminy A and C, phosphorus remove eyestrain and help in the treatment of diseases of the eye.

addition to all these properties, coriander is soothing, anti-carcinogenic, antihistamines, anticonvulsants .

Coriander - a natural aphrodisiac .It has long been used to enhance libido.

See also: Useful properties of cilantro

Contraindications: pregnancy and lactation.Not recommended as people who have had a stroke, myocardial infarction, thrombophlebitis and suffering.


coriander Coriander - photophilous plant and cold-resistant enough.In the shaded areas coriander seeds ripen slowly, they amount of essential oil, reduced harvest.

  • Soils fit light sandy , quite a bit acidic, well-fertilized.
  • necessary for sowing the seeds of a one- or two-year.Sow coriander early spring (in the last week of April) once in the open ground.Seedlings appear not fast, because the seeds germinate slowly.When the two appear in the cilantro leaf, weed and loosen the ground.If necessary, thin out seedlings.
  • Care of crops is timely watering, weeding and loosening the soil .Watering is essential.In the rainy summer, with frequent rains coriander can not be watered.However, at the slightest drying of green cilantro, with a lack of moisture the plant rougher and izrastaet.The drought coriander abundantly watered at least once a week.

coriander sown several times over the summer.Because it is necessary to use cilantro for a month - after flowering it is not suitable for food.

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