Health Benefits of Cilantro/ Coriandrum

We must learn to appreciate the health benefits of herbs and spices; They are so much more than just adding flavor to our dishes

Cilantro, also known as Coriandrum Sativum is used throughout the world for adding flavor to dishes and for healing; It is a popular herd that gives a fresh citrusy flavor to foods

It was one of the first herbs to be cultivated in North America, and has been used for many centuries for cooking, in Mexico, Africa, India, China, Spain, Thailand, the Middle East; Northern Europe, North Africa and South West Asia ;and not surprising, it was also used in Ayurveda medicine.

Fresh cilantro leaves are widely used in Mexican cooking.

There are many health benefits to this powerful herd.

1. Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and phenolic compounds

2. Helps remove harmful heavy metals-arsenic, aluminum, lead, cadmium and mercury

3. Supports heart health

4. Balance blood sugar levels

5. May help to ease anxiety and improves sleep

6. Could prevent food poisonings .

7. Protects your brain

8. Supports vision with vitamin A

9. Helps to build strong bones, teeth and hair.

11. Helps to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure,

12. Supports healthy cardiovasculatory function.

13. Rich in Vitamins A, K, C, E, Foliate, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium

14. Low in saturated fats and cholesterol, very few calories

15. Good source of dietary fiber

Coriander has been used for thousands of years to treat Gas,

Upset stomach,

Fungal and bacterial infections,

Prevent food poisoning,

Kill parasites in the digestive tract

Prevents urinary tract infections

Supports healthy menstrual function

Prevents against colon cancer

Soothes skin irritations

Protects against oxidative stress; which is linked to degenerative diseases like heart disease, arthritis, macular degeneration and Alzheimers.

Strong antioxidant properties

Difference between Cilantro and Coriander

Coriander refers to the whole plant, usually after the plant flowers and develop seeds; which are ground or used whole as a seasoning, or for flavoring foods. I was surprise to learn that it is a member of the carrot family. In other words coriander are the dried seeds of the cilantro.

Cilantro is the Vegetative stage of the plant’s life cycle-the leaves are sometimes referred to as Mexican or Chinese parsley. Cilantro and coriander are from the same plant but their flavors are very different and cannot be substituted for each other

The leaves of the Cilantro plant should be used fresh, as they will lose nutrients with heat. Store as you would flower, and cover the leaves with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator. Water should be changed every two to three days.

The Main producers of coriander are Morocco, Romania, Egypt and lesser quantities in China and India

How to grow Cilantro

Cilantro grows best in well-drained moist soil in light shade or full sun in temperate zones; will not fear well in hot weather.

Plants should be 6 to 8 inches or in pots. Leaves can be harvested in 3 to 4 weeks.

You can grow cilantro indoors in pots; expose plants yo plenty of sunlight in the mornings, and slightly shaded sunlight in the afternoon. Use rich soil and do not use too much water.

To learn more about Cilantro/ Coriander, just Google the health benefits of Cilantro and learn as much as I was able to; start with this

Have a healthy cooking.


  1. I find this interesting. I had no idea the health benefits of cilantro. I defiantly love using spices in my food so maybe ill start adding cilantro to things because I use everything else in my dishes. Thank you for including how to grow it! I wouldn’t have known how to grow it if it want for this site telling me how to and the health benefits of this herb!

  2. Hello,
    I’ve read your post very carefully and I like your post very well. I’ve already heard about Cilantro / Coriandrum but I did not know that it has such a beneficial aspect. I have found your post later how Cilantro / Coriandrum is helpful for us. From your post, I have mastered some of the Cilantro / Coriandrum cultivation. I will look at the Cilantro / Coriandrum cultivation system in your post. I will also share the post with my friends and share your link in the post, letting them know about the benefits of this Cilantro / Coriandrum. Thank you so much for sharing an article for us.

  3. Thank you for visiting and for offering to share the post with our friends; I am sure that with all this available knowledge, people are living longer and  healthier.   I keep asking people to demand health education in all schools. Enjoy your day.

  4. Thank you, I am happy you find the article interesting. Good luck with the growing.

  5. Hi admin.
    It was such an interesting post about Cilantro/ Coriandrum. We all use to have this but most of us don’t know the benefits of Cilantro/Coriandrum. You nicely described the difference between Cilantro and Coriandrum. By reading your post I have learned really a strange thing that it is a member of the carrot family. I never knew it before. It such an interesting and informative post. So I will definitely share your post.
    Thank you so much.

  6. Very informative post you have up here. I have heard about Cilantro on countless occasions and my friends have even told me about the benefits and lots about it but I was skeptical about it and now I feel like I have been on the losing side for not making use of this owing to the health benefits I read about in this post. It seems very good and I should inculcate its use into my meals

  7. Hi
    Thanks for the article on the health benefits of coriander plant. Fifteen properties packed in one herb! Amazing. I love herbs and cultivate a few of them spinach, dandelion, lemon grass etc. in my backyard. Due to its wonderful medicinal values, now I get to add coriander plant to my backyard. Thanks so much this informative piece.

  8. Thanks Seth for visiting, you have 3 powerful plants in your backyard, what about aloe, you only need one plant; you should check out my blog on arugula. I am growing that in a pot on my balcony. Stay healthy.

  9. Thanks for the visit, never underestimate the value of herbs and spices; Whenever you are skeptical, do your own research. Enjoy the addition.

  10. i almost thought it was Monalisa; no apologies. Thanks for visiting and offering to share the post; there is much more to view on Keep smiling.

  11. I will start off by saying I love this article. I also love Cilantro and have used the seasoning Coriander before. A few years back when I had a garden where I lived, I planted either 2 or 3 pots of Cilantro. I loved to use it in salads instead of regular parsley. And even just to eat it straight off of the plant. I would also place it on steaks or chicken after grilling them and wrap them in foil and place it on the smoker. It adds a great flavor to the meat.

    As with all fresh herbs, there are a number of health benefits that we can receive when you use them in their natural state. #2 on your list I was unaware of. With all of the Heavy Metals in our atmosphere today, the fact that it can help to remove them would be beneficial to everyone. 

    This was a great article. 



  12. Thanks Sonny for emphasising heavy metals, I had planed to write a little about the subject and link it to my articles on aluminum; Yes if you think you are exposed to aluminum toxicity, you should definitely have cilantro on your regular menu.Glad you appreciated the article, I hope you will share it with your friends and family. What about arugula? i use in in my salads whenever it is available.

  13. Thank you, I just bought several different packets of seeds to plant in the house or balcony. I am sure my diet has helped me on the recovery from my stroke.

  14. Thank you Sonny; I think all medical schools should include natural medicine as part of the training.

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