CORIANDER (e) Dhanyaka(s) Coriandrum sativum; Umbelliferae

Parts Used: Fruit (commonly called seeds), Fresh Plant (cilantro) Energetics: PVK- ( ecspecially ideal for Pitta) Taste: bitter, sweet-astringent / cooling ( leaves more so than seeds) / sweet Dhatus: plasma, blood, muscle Srotas: digestive, respiratory,urinary Actions: alterative, carminative, diuretic, diaphoretic, aromatic, stimulant, expectorant CAUTIONS: Is generally safe except with high Vata in majja dhatu. General Use: The popular name of this plant comes from a type of bug (coris) in ancient Greece due to its perceived unpleasantness in smeel and taste from the unripe plant. It is an ancient plant and has been found in the tombs of Egyptians due to the idea that it preserved ones spirit essence after death, however though its exact origin is unkown. Nowadays it’s main use is in flavoring and is a large part of curry powder mixtures. Toasting greatly enhances it’s flavor in cooking. Coriander is a great tool for Pitta issues including issues with the digestive and urinary system and does not increase heat in the system.

and hay fever. The seed is ideal in teas (3-9 gms infusion) and the plant is great for cooking a wide variey of dishes or as a garnish.The seed is often combined with cumin. anticancerous. -gokshura. antioxidant.Fresh Juice of plant is good for allergies. and punaravu for urinary issues and stones (1tsp coriander and ½ tsp others in 1 cup rice wash water) -Licorice and pippali for coughs -Fresh ginger or powdered ginger (1/4 tsp) and cinnamon (1/2 tsp plus coriander) for fevers . It can be sown at various times of the year and generally harvested in July making it a good summer fix for cooling and spring for cleansing. indigestion. The leaves are higher in antioxidants and has shown health benefits in this area. and strain. sore throat. rashes.cosmetics and other products with uses such as anti-bacterial. add 2 cups boiling water. While it has bitter and pungent properties. Put 1 tsp of each in blender. and the seeds can work as mild diaphoretic and cure fevers by releasing heat out of the system. . draining heat from the urinary tract. antidiabetic. stimulates appetite. allergies. and antimutagenic. however the ground powder rapidly deteriorates. IS so cool it actually offset the hotness of chiles in much Mexican cooking. a great tea for digestive and absorption problems when you don’t want to aggravate pitta. upset stomch. and fennel to make CCF tea. the taste of the plant and seed is quite mild with the seed being quite sweet in teas. grind. though the medicinal properties of the seeds are stronger. IT is also high in linalool oil and its essential oils has been used in perfumes. manjihsta. intestinal spasms and related ailments. In clinical application it has a wide range of uses including helping with urinary infections. burns. coriander. clears toxins from the blood. Combinations: . Helps IBS and colic suffers. rashes.The fresh plant is one of the most cooling tools you can use. so add plenty if you’re a pitta indulging! The seeds store well and hold their chemcical medicinal properties over time.

hives. nausea 1-2X/day -Wash eyes with steeped water for conunctivites -With powder and sugar in 1 cup rice wash water for cough RECIPIES: -Coriander Chutney -Braised Bok Choy .-With amalaki and sugar for burning urinary tract/thirst (1-1/2-1/2 in 1 cup boiling water) -1tsp coriander. ½ cumin cumin and 1 tsp sugar in 1 cup hot milk for rahs.

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