Health benefits of coriander leaves.

Health benefits of coriander leaves.

Coriander leaves are commonly present at each home on Indian family. They use coriander for garnishing, making chutneys or in parathas. Health benefits of coriander are numerous. Its dark green color makes it more attractive and appealing to eat. Coriander has its unique taste. When we talk about coriander leaves we usually use it for making green chutney as an accompaniment for enhancing the taste of the food.

Coriander leaves have many medicinal properties. It is used on large scale in herbal preparations.

benefits of coriander leaves
Green Chutney made from Coriander leaves

Health Benefits of Coriander

  1. It helps in lowering blood glucose levels in diabetics.
  2. It helps in digestion, helps settle an upset stomach and prevent flatulence. So for patients who have indigestion problems, coriander works wonders.
  3. Coriander fights against the Salmonella bacteria.
  4. It acts as an anti-inflammatory food. So helps in disease causing inflammation in the body.
  5. Coriander protects urinary tract infection.
  6. Coriander prevents nausea and vomitting.
  7. Coriander helps in curing intestinal gas.
  8. Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesterol (HDL).
  9. It is a great source of dietary fibre, iron and magnesium
  10. Coriander is rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids.
  11. In case of women suffering from a heavy menstrual flow, boil six grams of coriander seed or dhanya in 500 ml water, add a tbsp of sugar and consume while warm. 
  12. Arthritis patients can boil coriander seeds in water and drink the concoction.
  13. Use a paste of coriander and turmeric juice treat pimples and blackheads.
  14. Coriander is also used in detox diet.
  15. Coriander also cleanses your skin and acne on skin.
  16. Coriander has vit K which helps to prevent Alzheimer;
  17. Coriander also acts as anti septic to cure mouth ulcers.
  18. Coriander leaves helps for adequate menstrual flow in women.
  19. Coriander helps to stimulate memory in brain.
  20. It helps in curing anemia.


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24 thoughts on “Health benefits of coriander leaves.”

  1. Pls let me know if it is true that an extract of carriander leafs is beneficial to the kidney(kidney stone). What quantity of the extract should be consume in a day and how often in a week. Thanks

    • thanks for the information want to the quantity fresh extract of coriander leave to drink in a day

  2. Hi
    Do you have any recommendations for Liver detox to treat non alcoholic fatty liver?
    Thank you and look forward to your kind advice

    • Hello Quek,

      A healthy high fiber diet will help you to detox your body. And try to eat different color veggies and fruits. Avoid oily and fatty and fried foods..


      • I had a eswl surgery for kidney stones done in May 2014.
        The dietician told me not to take oxalate foods or too green vegetables which are considered oxalate.
        So,for coriander leaves which is green too but in this article,it’s good to take esp for kidney stones.
        Please advice.
        Thank you

    • Take around 25 leaves of green coriander wash it thoroughly and swallow it with buttermilk every day in the morning …..


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