Coriander - useful properties and contraindications
How wrong are those who think that spicy herbs are added to food only for the sake of taste and aroma! In fact, most of the spices known today have not only interesting taste qualities. They are also useful, and some of them are even able to heal and purify the body. Coriander has such properties.
Useful properties of coriander were known to the inhabitants of the East and the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. In China, it was used to prepare invigorating and enriching love potions, there also believed that the plant attaches immortality. The Romans aroused their appetite and restored their strength in the long journey. Hippocrates cured them of hysteria, and Galen and Dioxide were used to treat skin and used in childbirth.
Chemical composition and caloric content of coriander
Coriander fruits contain a lot of aromatic essential oil and up to 28% of fatty oil, which consists of oleic, linoleic, isooleic, stearic, palmic and myristic fatty acids. Each of these acids is necessary for the normal operation of certain organs, to maintain normal metabolism. In addition, the fruits contain alkaloids, pectin, protein compounds, starch, steroid coriander, ascorbic acid, sterols, tannins, rutin and other polyphenols, as well as sugars, in the list of which glucose, sucrose and fructose.
Shoots and leaves of the plant, called cilantro, are rich in ascorbic acid, rutin, carotene and vitamins B1, B2.Their caloric content is about 23 kcal.
Useful properties of coriander
Coriander is a known antimicrobial and antibacterial agent. It helps to cure a wide variety of infectious diseases, in particular - diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, acts as a sorbent for food poisoning.
Fruits of coriander excite appetite, promote digestion, help with flatulence. They are included in the cholagogue collection for the treatment of diseases of the gallbladder and liver. Useful for coriander for colds, used as an expectorant, as well as for vascular diseases.
In folk recipes, the fruits and leaves of coriander are found in infusions and broths from colds, diseases of the digestive system, skin, sexual dysfunction, and are also used to treat helminthiasis in humans and animals.
Treatment of coriander at home
Here are some folk recipes from coriander that you can use at home to get rid of certain ailments without compulsory medical supervision.
Infusion for the prevention and treatment of digestive diseases
A tablespoon of seeds is brewed with a glass of boiling water and insisted for 24 hours. Filtered infusion take three times a day for a glass immediately after a meal.
Tibetan prescription for gastric ulcer
In equal amounts, mixed fruits of coriander, sea buckthorn and root elecampane( all this can be bought in the phytoapteke).The mixture is ground in a blender or on a coffee grinder and take half a teaspoon before eating. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
Coriander from freckles
By analogy with parsley, a decoction of fresh plant leaves whitens the skin well. A decoction can be washed daily or wipe the skin with a moistened swab in it.
Useful properties of coriander are widely used in aromatherapy: essential oil soothes the nervous system and relaxes smooth muscles.
Contraindications to the use of coriander
The plant does not have contraindications, however there are some limitations to its use:
- Do not exceed the daily intake of seeds and coriander grass, which is 4 g and 35 g, respectively. This is fraught with overexcitation, sleep disturbance, malfunction of the menstrual cycle and allergies.
- Do not apply the product on its basis to open bleeding wounds.
- Pregnant it is desirable to abandon its use or reduce the use to a minimum.
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