I found this interesting article about Coriander’s health benefits in Times of India.
Coriander or cilantro is a wonderful source of dietary fibre, manganese, iron and magnesium as well.
In addition, coriander leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene. Here go some of the health benefits of coriander leaves:
1. Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
2. A very good food for digestive system, coriander promotes liver functions and bowel movements.
3. Coriander is good for diabetes patients. It can stimulate the insulin secretion and lower the blood sugar levels.
5. The fat soluble vitamin and antioxidant- Vitamin A, protects from lung and cavity cancers.
6. Coriander contains anti-inflammatory properties. This is why it is good against inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
7. Coriander’s anti-septic properties help to cure mouth ulcer.
8. Coriander is good for the eyes. Antioxidants in coriander prevent eye diseases. It’s a good remedy in the treatment of conjunctivitis.
9. Coriander seeds are especially good for the menstrual flow.
10. It’s a very good herb to promote the nervous system. It can stimulate the memory.
11. Coriander helps those suffering from anaemia. Coriander contains high amounts of iron, which is essential for curing anaemia.
- 1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
- 1/2 inch chopped ginger
- 1 chopped green chilli,
- 1 or 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- Salt as required
- Blend or grind all the ingredients in a blender or chutney grinder by adding water at intervals till smooth
- Check the seasoning and add more salt or lemon juice if required.
- Store the coriander chutney in a covered bowl or container in the refrigerator.
- Use the coriander chutney whenever required.