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I saw a lot of CMers posting they want to try to live a little healtier lives this year.

One tip I got was to try to add one healthy thing into your diet each week (or month) So
How about adding corriander this week. Here are some benefits taken from an article in Saving Dinner
Hailing the benefits of coriander!
by Leanne Ely
Did you know that when we talk about coriander we're talking about the seed of the coriander plant, also known as cilantro? It's true! Coriander and cilantro are essentially the same thing. That green herb many of us call cilantro, is actually known as the coriander plant to many people around the world.

Coriander is a leafy aromatic herb that after blooming produces coriander seeds which can be purchased whole or in a powder form.

People tend to either love or hate coriander, but there is no denying that it offers a slew of health benefits. Both its leaves and seeds pack a punch in the flavor and nutrition departments.

Let's take a look at what coriander seeds can do for us:

Salmonella protection. If you end up eating something that's carrying salmonella-causing bacteria, enough coriander in your system can possibly prevent you from developing an illness from the offending food.

Heavy metal removal. It's easier than you might think to ingest metals like mercury and lead. Coriander has been found to take dangerous metals like lead, aluminum and mercury right out of our bodies. Avoid being a metal head and eat coriander. It's said that this spice can actually remove those heavy metals from your brain!

Gas prevention. A little coriander seed can settle your tummy and prevent gas.

Anti-inflammatory. Coriander can help arthritis sufferers by soothing inflamed joints. Make a tea out of coriander seeds and water and see if it brings you some relief.

UTI prevention. If you suffer from urinary tract infections, try adding some coriander to your diet.

Lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Add some coriander to your daily intake and you may find your blood sugar levels even out. You may also find that your LDL cholesterol levels decrease and your HDL (good cholesterol) levels increase.

Coriander is rich in dietary fiber, iron and magnesium. Coriander seeds can reduce menstrual flow while cilantro leaves mixed with turmeric can help treat blackheads and pimples. Coriander even works as an antihistamine!
BTW this plant is almost as easy as growing mint in your garden.


Asked by Dardenella at 3:15 PM on Jan. 4, 2013 in Health

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  • Great idea!!! try using some Turmeric, it gets rid of inflammation anywhere in the body and it gives food an Indian flare....


    Answer by older at 9:32 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • thanks for the info and the tip.

    Answer by autodidact at 3:25 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • Our coriander plant grew all year. No care needed.

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:19 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • thanks for sharing

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 4:06 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • Gas prevention. A little coriander seed can settle your tummy and prevent gas.

    ^^^ Good to know! I'm slipping it into everything now! This family is gassy enough! lol :p

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:05 PM on Jan. 4, 2013