The Many Health Benefits of Coriander Powder

The Many Health Benefits of Coriander Powder

            Coriander leaves or powder is a spice that we all have been using since ages. Corriander leaves as well as powder is a common cooking ingredient found in every Indian and other South Asian countries’ Kitchen. It is being used to add rich aromatic flavor to the dishes. It is also known as dhania powder in the Hindi language. Coriander or dhania powder comes from the seeds of the Coriandrum sativum plant. The coriander powder is made by lightly roasting the seeds in order to release the aroma and oils and then it is ground or blended into a powder. Aside from its various uses in the culinary world, coriander is also widely known in many regions of the world for having several medicinal benefits. Regardless of how you consume it, coriander powder contains amazing health benefits.

Coriander Leaves

Corriander Helps in Digestion

            One of the most popular health benefits of coriander powder widely acknowledged by many, is its ability to aid in digestion. Coriander powder contains a lot of dietary fibers and antioxidants that helps relieve nearly any intestinal issues such as nausea, diarrhea, or bloating. If you’re looking for the ultimate solution for any gastric or intestinal related problems, coriander powder should definitely be added to the list. They support the production of healthy digestive hormones and also promotes liver and gallbladder function.

Corriander is Rich in Miners

            Coriander powder also contains a ton of essential minerals which is needed by the body in order to stay healthy and perform daily activities. Coriander has copper, iron, and zinc just to name a few. These minerals increase overall heart health. Furthermore, coriander seeds have been noted for helping decrease LDL cholesterol which is deemed as the “bad” cholesterol and clogs arteries. On the flip side, coriander powder aids in increasing HDL cholesterol which is the good cholesterol and needed by the body.

Corrainder helps to lose weight

            For those of us who are trying to lose a little weight or is health-conscious, coriander powder comes to the rescue once again. Coriander powder has been proven to assist with weight loss and help in getting rid of some of that extra fat in our bodies. Of course, just consuming coriander powder on its own won’t do much no matter the quantity, but combined with proper diet and exercise, coriander powder will be a weight loss booster. It has been known to increase metabolism and also contains antioxidants. Dietitians and nutritionists suggest drinking a cup of tea infused with coriander daily in the mornings to aid in weight loss.

Coriander can help you have glowing skin and healthy nails

Last but definitely not least, coriander has many beauty benefits. Coriander seeds are rich in vitamins K, C, and B and are plentiful in antioxidants as mentioned earlier. These benefits help in the growth of hair and nails and maintain beautiful skin. For some people, it has also been shown to slow down the greying of hair due to age and promote stronger hair less likely to fall.

Coriander Seeds

Coriander Powder

There are a plethora of ways to consume coriander powder and add it in to your everyday recipes. Just to give you a few ideas, you can add some in to pastas, baked goods such as muffins, curries, soups, sausages. Coriander powder also makes a great garnish to sprinkle on top of your favorite dishes. We recommend buying coriander seeds and making your own blend at home for maximum flavor but store bought options work as well. As a cautionary warning though, if you’re buying coriander in its powdered form, be sure that it’s authentic and comes from a reliable source. Coriander seeds and powder can be found in the spice aisles of your local grocery stores or the international aisles. If not, see if there are any South Asian stores available in your town. Almost every one of them carries this essential spice.

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Author: Ahaana Sahay