Coriander - spicy herbaceous plants used in various fields since ancient times.For more than three thousand years, it is grown all over the world, and the first mention of this spice have appeared in the annals of the ancient Indians in the Old Testament.
Key areas in which to this day is used coriander : medicine (including alternative medicine) and aromatherapy, cooking and production of liquors, cosmetics and perfumery products manufacturing and light industry.It should be noted that the useful properties have not only the coriander seeds, and roots, and herbs, which is called cilantro (leaves and stems).
in Georgian cuisine cilantro - basic seasoning for many dishes.Borodino bread is famous coriander seeds, which give the product a special unique taste.Many sauces cuisines Eastern nations also contain a part of cilantro.As for traditional medicine, in many prescription treatment of various diseases found in one form or another coriander.
The plant is also used in cosmetics and perfumery: ext
As part of coriander considerable amount of valuable and useful to the human body substances.This vitamins and micro, macro, important compounds for human and organic acids, essential oils and dietary fiber.
Let's learn to contain the fruits of coriander:
- pectin, sterols, as well as starch.These chemicals are necessary to maintain normal metabolism.
- tannins and fats, which have astringent effect.
- fructose, sucrose and glucose.They supply important for the body's organic minerals.
- alkaloids, which give biological activity.
It should be noted, and a complex of different vitamins that are part of coriander: in the fruit and other parts of this amazing plant.Vitamins A and C, B (riboflavin) and PP (including the vitamin niacin equivalent).In addition, a spice contains folic and pantothenic acid, choline, phylloquinone, pyridoxine and tocopherol.
macro- and micronutrients (100 g):
- potassium - 260 mg,
- Zinc - 0.5 mg
- iodine - 9 g,
- iron - 1.77 mg,
- Phosphorus - 50 mg,
- manganese - 426 mcg,
- sodium - 70 mg,
- calcium - 40 mg,
- Copper - 225 mcg,
- Magnesium - 30 mg,
- selenium - 0.9 mcg
spice oils consist of various acids (oleic, linoleic, stearic), due to which the product is continuously used in the light industry and the production of perfume.All of the above substances in the composition of coriander gives it a great value, so it is used in the broad areas: medicine, cosmetics, cooking, textile industry and others.
Speaking of the nutritional value of coriander, here it is necessary to note several nutrients.First, carbohydrates: spices in them contained about 5 g per 100 g of product.After they are mono and disaccharides (4 g), proteins (1.5 g) and ash (1 g).Also available are organic acids and dietary fiber in a small amount.
noteworthy that fresh coriander is a low-calorie - 23 calories per 100 g of product.However, in the dried form caloric reaches 215 kcal.
lists the most common useful properties of coriander.The fact is that its scope is quite impressive, and to describe all the ways to use it need to write a great treatise.Among the main positive attributes note beneficial therapeutic effect, the use of coriander for cosmetic purposes as well as in cooking.
From a medical point of view, the spice is of great interest because it has a number of therapeutic properties: analgesic, diuretic and expectorant, antibacterial and antiseptic.Medications based coriander choleretic, wound healing, anthelmintic and anti action.
If you constantly have cilantro that a person increases the appetite and improves the action of the digestive tract, as well as bounces overall body tone.Cilantro helps by insomnia, high blood pressure and diseases of blood vessels and heart.The extracts of coriander deduce toxins, normalizing metabolism.If used together with coriander fruits containing starch, food will be more easily absorbed by the body.The use of coriander will also in the following diseases: diarrhea, anemia, conjunctivitis, diabetes.
essential oil of this plant will help get rid of depression and nervous disorders, calms the nervous system and relieve irritability.Coriander also improve memory and mental activity.
use in medicine
coriander first began to use in ancient times.Modern medicine has products from this spice plants that are used here in what cases:
- against worms
- constipation, diarrhea
- in diseases of the eye
- in diseases of the stomach, liver, gall bladder
- arthritis and rheumatism
- to reduce sugar and cholesterol in the blood
- viral diseases
- for the treatment of respiratory diseases
Traditional medicine is also not lagging behind the traditional.For example, if you need to remove the swelling, drink tea made from cilantro (chopped leaves pour a part of the four parts of boiling water).The severity of the stomach helps infusion of coriander, cumin and fennel.It is necessary to mix the ingredients and pour a little boiling water.A little let stand, and then drink the infusion.If concerned about pain in the abdomen, it is enough to chew fresh leaves of cilantro.
In diseases of the eyes, rinse them with infusion of coriander (seeds).Ground coriander is useful as a wound-healing agent.With a cold and sore throat chop the cilantro leaves and cook for an infusion gargle.Thanks to this method angina disappear in a couple of days.
As can be seen, coriander helps in many cases, its healing properties are varied, but the action is very effective.
Application in cosmetology
very diverse methods of using herbs and cosmetics, in particular home.How effective cosmetic, coriander is used in the following cases:
- for rejuvenation and Beauty
- Add in the masks for the face, body and hair
- When peeling of the skin, as well as its inflammation
- as a bleaching agent
- Toremove puffiness or bags under the eyes
- To eliminate acne or acne
adding this spice in a hair mask, you agree to prevent graying.Coriander is particularly useful if the hair is oily - it normalizes the sebaceous glands, and eliminate dandruff.Masks with coriander nourish the hair from root to tip and strengthen damaged or thin hair.
good tonic for the face of the coriander leaves (cilantro).Chop the leaves and fill them with boiling water (250 ml), wait for about 20-25 minutes and tonic ready!Daily wipe his face in the morning and in the evening.
acne also helps the tea from the leaves of cilantro.A couple of tablespoons pour a glass of boiling water and taken orally for about 14 days.Besides the fact that pimples disappear, such tea also helps to eliminate itching and allergies.
Despite the abundance of nutrients in the composition of coriander (cilantro) use it as a means for weight loss is unlikely to succeed, since this product only increases appetite when used.So a diet with it will be very difficult, even despite the fact that this spice has a positive effect on metabolic processes in the body.However, nothing prevents you to use the product by adding it as a seasoning for salads and other dishes.The main thing, know when to stop!
as a medicinal product and food coriander is contraindicated in some cases:
- When hypertension and thrombosis, myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease
- When kidney disease, liver disease, gastritis and gastric ulcer
- In diabetes
If you use coriander (cilantro) in a large quantity, it will lead to insomnia, as well as male and female diseases (violation of menstruation, impotence).
- cilantro consumption rate per day: 35 g of fresh herbs and roots of 3-4 g.
- In the production of coriander extract waste plant - an excellent feed for poultry and livestock, because it contains large amounts of vitamins and valuable nutrients.
- essential oil, in turn, is used in cooking and even esoteric!
- In the hot coriander seeds, mixed with acetic acid so as to maintain the freshness of all meat
- adding seeds in vodka or any other hard liquor, can be a bit neutralize alcohol contained in it - from such a person will not drink to get drunk much.
- coriander oil is treated with animal fur.
- honey produced by bees from the nectar of coriander, a fragrant delicate flavor.
- To eliminate bad breath using coriander seeds in sugar.
have useful properties of coriander - countless.However, for weight loss, as you already understood, he did not do.However, that does not stop eating it in moderation.