The Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds

Updated on March 17, 2019
LoisRyan1965 profile image

Lois has over ten years' experience in the home/herbal remedy field. She seeks to inform her readers and help them to save money.

Source

Coriander is native to areas such as North Africa, Southwestern Asia and Southern Europe. While all parts of the plant are edible, it is usually the leaves and the seeds that are used in cooking. While it gives a distinct flavor to many meals, this plant has been used since ancient times to relieve many health problems and ailments. The next time you are feeling under the weather, consider using coriander seeds.

Health Benefits

Coriander seeds are natural blood thinners. When you have high levels of bad cholesterol in your bloodstream, your arteries get clogged up with fatty buildup. This causes high blood pressure, because your heart has to work faster to move the blood through the arteries. This, in turn, can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Including coriander seeds in your daily diet increases the amount of good cholesterol and reduces the amount of bad cholesterol in your body at the same time. This, in turn, reduces the chances of getting a heart attack or stroke.

If you are diabetic, consider taking coriander seeds. Many countries consider these as very powerful anti-diabetic seeds. Not only does it help stimulate your body’s ability to produce insulin, it also helps regulate blood sugar levels. For an excellent tea for diabetics, add a teaspoon of ground seeds to a cup of boiling water and drink up to three times a day. You can also make a larger amount of tea that you can store in the refrigerator:

  1. Put four ounces of coriander seeds in a glass pint jar.
  2. Fill the jar with boiling water.
  3. Allow it to cool for a half hour.
  4. Strain the seeds using either a cheesecloth or a strainer with fine holes.

You can make many different meals with coriander aeeds
You can make many different meals with coriander aeeds | Source

Coriander seeds have antibacterial properties which help prevent bacteria growth. They also have anti-fungal properties. Applying a paste made up of ground seeds and water to your skin can prevent cuts, scrapes, wounds and burns from getting infected. It is also effective in treating skin conditions such as acne, cold sores, psoriasis and eczema. This oil is effective in treating fungal conditions such as athlete's foot and toenail fungus.

Coriander seeds are a natural pain reliever because of their anti-inflammatory properties. By eating these seeds, you can find quick relief from the pain of:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Toothaches
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Gout Attacks
  • Sprains
  • Joint and Muscle Pain

Coriander Seeds Are Loaded With Vitamins

Coriander seeds are rich in vitamin A. We need this vitamin for optimal health, good vision, strong bones, strong teeth and youthful looking skin. These seeds are also a major source of vitamin C. You need this vitamin if you want to have a healthy immune system. We can protect our bodies from any illnesses when we have enough vitamin C in our daily diet.

This vitamin also acts as a very powerful antioxidant. We need antioxidants for our bodies to fight against free radicals, which are damaged cells that attack healthy cells. Both of these vitamins also bring about anti-aging properties. Not only will you look young on the outside, you also will be young on the inside since these properties are effective in fighting against degenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Coriander seeds are a major source of the vitamin B group, especially in vitamin B1, 2 and 3. Thiamin, or vitamin B1, plays a role in helping your body change carbohydrates into energy. Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, gives the immune system a major boost. If you have a cold or the flu, eating these seeds can help fight the symptoms. You can even prevent yourself from getting sick in the first place by including coriander in your daily diet. Vitamin B3, or niacin, is necessary for the proper function of cellular metabolism and helps repair cells and DNA.

Source

They Offer Important Minerals

Coriander seeds are an excellent source of calcium. Some individuals do not get enough dairy into their diet. Some people just do not like drinking that glass of milk. Others are lactose intolerant, and cannot have any dairy products. By including these seeds in your diet each day, you are helping your body by increasing bone density.

Coriander seeds are a major source of copper. If you do not have enough copper in your daily diet, you may notice those pesky gray hairs even at a young age. Using these seeds as an ingredient to your recipes may slow down the number of gray hairs you get. Since they are also high in zinc, you can maintain good eyesight and prevent conditions such as myocardial infarction by including it in your daily diet.

Coriander seeds are high in iron. This mineral helps transport oxygen and helps increase the amount of red blood cells in your body. Eating dark chocolate is the way to go if you want to prevent anemia.

You can find coriander seeds in the spice aisle at your local grocery or health food store. You can either find them as whole seeds or as a ground spice.

Precautions

Always use caution whenever you use herbs and spices to treat your health ailments and conditions. While there are few side effects with coriander seeds, they may interact with medications and supplements that you may be already taking.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • rongno1 profile image

        rongno1 

        4 months ago

        I cannot remember reading anything this detailed coriander seeds. Thanks for the information. You can have convinced me to start using it.https://rongno1.com/youtube/download-youtube-video...

      • LoisRyan1965 profile imageAUTHOR

        Lois Ryan 

        4 months ago from Binghamton NY

        One spice I don't care for the taste of is ground cumin. But have to admit it has many health benefits. Maybe will try a different brand

      • Rochelle Frank profile image

        Rochelle Frank 

        4 months ago from California Gold Country

        I've had a bottle of coriander seds for a looong time. I think I heard it was good for flavoring coffee, but I didn't much care for the taste. May have to revisit the idea.

      • MsDora profile image

        Dora Weithers 

        4 months ago from The Caribbean

        I cannot remember reading anything this detailed coriander seeds. Thanks for the information. You can have convinced me to start using it.

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Lois, this is significantly noteworthy. Many thanks.

      • LoisRyan1965 profile imageAUTHOR

        Lois Ryan 

        4 months ago from Binghamton NY

        It's good to know different benefits and many carry similar benefits. So what might not be available in one country, you may be able to find a suitable replacement.

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Lois, this is much welcomed. Iwill tried few seeds daily.Many thanks for informing.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, remedygrove.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://remedygrove.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)