Beneficial properties of Coriander

Coriandrum sativum

Coriander, is a spice with unexpected properties, not only in the kitchen


Let's try to summarize the main qualities of this fantastic ally:

  • Coriander is really good in the treatment of migraines, particularly headache which results from bad digestion. In fact Coriander has remarkable digestive and antispasmodic properties. It is also important against bad breath and disorders of the oropharyngeal cavity.
  • Antibacterial: Coriander is a natural antibiotic and an effective remedy against the most resistant bacteria.
  • Also excellent for treating lack of appetite.
  • Being a powerful antioxidant, Coriander helps the body to purify itself by eliminating toxins, it helps to remove harmful metals from our body such as mercury, aluminum and lead.
  • It has been demonstrated that the acids contained in the Coriander plant are useful in reducing triglycerides and bad cholesterol in the blood, increasing the so-called good one. In this way, the risk of cardiovascular disease is reduced.
  • Effective against arthritis and rheumatism. Thanks to the vitamins and minerals contained in the seeds, this plant helps our body to fight inflammation.
  • From recent studies, it has been discovered that Coriander is useful in case of candida and skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.
  • Some populations use it with honey as a cough remedy.
  • Coriander can help against seasonal allergies and soothe allergic reactions caused by contact with plants or other substances or insect bites.
  • In perfumery, Coriander is used as a flavoring.


It must not be used if you are taking medications to regulate bowel function, anxiolytics or antidepressants.


Plants are our great allies, but they can interact with drugs, not suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding or for our personal sensibilities.

It is therefore always advisable to ask the suggestion of a professional.

Essential Oils, in the majority of cases, must be used diluted in carrier oils or with other vegetal substances.

As it treats of essences, they can also be irritating, especially for particularly sensitive people.

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