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Coriandrum sativum Linn.
  • Family : Apiaceae
  • English : Coriander
  • Hindi : Dhaniyam
  • Gujarati : Dhana, Kothmari
  • Sanskrit : Dhanyakam, Dhanyak

  • Part used : Fruit

Botanical Description:  A glabrous aromatic herbaceous annual 30-90cm in height, leaves decompound, lower ones long petioled and upper ones short petioled or sub sessile, imparripinnate into linear setaceoius lobes, flower small, white in compound terminal umbles; fruits yellowish brown, globular and ribbed separating into two halves (mericarps) each containing a seed. Flowering and fruiting from December to March.

It is cultivated in many countries.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Katu, Tikta, Kasaya1
  • Guna : Laghu, Snigdha
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Caksusya, Dipana, Grahi, Hrdya., Pacana, Tridosanut, Mutrala.

Modern Pharmacological Action: C. sativum has diuretic, carminative, digestive, anthelmintic, antioxidant and antibacterial activities. The aqueous extract of coriander seed possesses diuretic and saluretic activity. Coriandrum sativum seeds incorporated into diet and the effect of the administration of coriander seeds on the metabolism of lipids was studied in rats fed with high fat diet and added cholesterol. The seeds had a significant hypolipidemic action. The anti-convulsant effects of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of coriander sativum seeds were studies. The aqueous infusion and decoction of coriander did not show any antimicrobial activity against G -ve urinary pathogens as well as against Candida albicans.

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