Coriander seeds are very necessary ingredients in Indian cooking and is extensively used to add flavor to the food. But apart from its flavor, it also has some very interesting and useful medicinal properties that can serve as a home remedy for a wide range of problems.
Coriander is a great source of potassium, iron, folic acid, magnesium, calcium and vitamins A, K and C.
Lowering cholesterol level – Boil 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds powder in 1 cup of water and drink the solution daily to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Inflammation – Take equal quantity of vinegar and coriander powder and make a smooth paste by mixing it thoroughly. Apply it on the affected body parts. This will help in easing out inflammation and will reduce swelling as well.
Dark lips – Prepare a mixture of 2 teaspoons of green coriander leaf juice and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this all over the lips and keep it overnight. Wash off next morning and repeat the same for some days to reveal healthy and pink lips.
Menstrual irregularities – Boil around 6 grams of coriander seeds in 1/2 litre of water and add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Cool the mixture, strain out the seeds and drink it when it is still warm. This mixture should be consumed thrice a day daily. If you suffer from heavy menstrual flow, then include coriander seeds in your regular diet.
Urinary inflammation – Take coriander powder and Amla (Indian gooseberry) powder in equal quantity and soak both of them in 1 cup of water overnight. Blend this mixture and filter it with a sieve. Drink this mixture once a day for a week.
Nose Bleeding – Crush about 20 grams Coriander leaves along with little Camphor and use the juice so obtained as nasal drops to stop nose bleeds. If camphor is not available then just use fresh coriander leaf juice.
Vertigo – Prepare a solution by soaking 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds and 1 teaspoon of dried Amla powder in a glass of water overnight. Strain the liquid, add a little sugar in it for taste and drink the solution. Follow this therapy for a few days.
Rashes – Crush some fresh coriander leaves and add some water to form a paste. Use this paste on skin to get rid of rashes. You can mix honey as well.