CORIANDER SEEDS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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Health Benefits:

1.  Coriander seeds contain cineole and linoleic acid, which possess anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic properties required for reducing the swelling caused due to these two diseases. To add on, swelling caused due to malfunctioning of kidney or anemia is also alleviated to some extent by coriander seeds.

2.  Coriander seeds help in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood due to the presence of linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and ascorbic acid. Besides, these acids combine to decrease the deposition of cholesterol along the inner walls of arteries and veins.

3.  The essential oils in coriander seeds contain certain components that assist in digestion, promote proper functioning of liver and bonding of bowels and help in curing diarrhea. Diarrhea caused by microbial and fungal actions is also treated with the presence of anti-bacterial effects in coriander seeds.

4.  Citronelol is a component present in coriander seed essential oil which acts as an excellent antiseptic. It also has some other components which avoid worsening the wounds and mouth ulcers due to their antimicrobial and healing effects. As such, they speed up the healing process of ulcers and produce a fresher breath.

5.  With a rich aroma and essential oils, coriander seeds make a great appetizer, thereby providing exceptional benefits to the digestive system. By secreting enzymes and digestive juices in the stomach, coriander seeds stimulate digestion and peristaltic motion.

6.  The essential oils in coriander are enriched with anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-infectious and detoxifying components and acids. These properties help in strengthening the immune system and prevent the risk of contracting small pox. Besides, those patients with small pox can experience a soothing effect with these spices.

7.  By acting as a stimulant, coriander seeds regulate the secretion of the hormones and from the endocrine glands. As a result, they help in normalizing menstrual cycles and reducing the pain during menstruation.

8.  With lots of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and minerals like phosphorus in abundance, coriander seeds are known to slow down the aging of eyes, prevent macular degeneration and soothe eyes against stress.

9.  Apart from the above stated diseases, coriander seeds have found a significant place in treating various other ailments and disorders, such as colitis, nausea, hepatitis, liver disorders, acid peptic disease, dysentery, body fever, typhoid, respiratory tract infections and cough.

Minerals:

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

298 Kcal

15%

Carbohydrates

54.99 g

42%

Protein

12.37 g

22%

Total Fat

17.77 g

60%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

41.9 g

110%

VITAMINS

Folates

1 µg

<1%

Niacin

2.130 mg

13%

Riboflavin

0.290 mg

22%

Thiamin

0.239 mg

20%

Vitamin A

0 IU

0%

Vitamin C

21 mg

35%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

35 mg

2%

Potassium

1267 mg

27%

MINERALS

Calcium

709 mg

71%

Copper

0.975 mg

108%

Iron

16.32 mg

204%

Magnesium

330 mg

83%

Manganese

1.900 mg

82%

Phosphorus

409 mg

39%

Zinc

4.70 mg

43%

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