May 3, 2016

Coriander

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What other names is Coriander known by?

Chinese Parsley, Cilantro, Coriandre, Coriandri Fructus, Coriander Essential Oil, Coriandrum sativum, Dhanyaka, Huile Essentielle de Coriandre, Koriander, Kustumburi, Persil Arabe, Persil Chinois, Persil Mexicain, Punaise Mâle.

What is Coriander?

Coriander is a plant. People use the seed for medicine.

Coriander is used for digestion problems including upset stomach, loss of appetite, hernia, nausea, diarrhea, bowel spasms, and intestinal gas. It is also used to treat measles, hemorrhoids, toothaches, worms, and joint pain, as well as infections caused by bacteria and fungus.

Some breast-feeding women use coriander to increase milk flow.

In foods, coriander is used as a culinary spice and to prevent food poisoning.

In manufacturing, coriander is used as a flavoring agent in medicines and tobacco and as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Constipation. Early research suggests that drinking a specific tea containing fennel, senna, licorice, orange peel, cassia cinnamon, coriander, and ginger (Smooth Move by Traditional Medicinals) for one month can reduce constipation in older people.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Early evidence suggests that, when used along with usual treatment, taking 30 drops of a product containing lemon balm, spearmint, and coriander three times daily after meals for 8 weeks reduces stomach pain and discomfort in people with IBS.
  • Stomach upset.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Spasms.
  • Intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Diarrhea.
  • Bacterial or fungal infections.
  • Measles.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Toothaches.
  • Nausea.
  • Painful hernia.
  • Worms.
  • Joint pain.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of coriander for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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