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CORIANDER - 香菜
Coriandrum sativum

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Disorders of the digestive system, cramps, bloating, loss of appetite, feeling constipated ...

Description

Composition :
100% Coriandrum sativum

Part used :
Seeds and/or leaves

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), aka Cilantro or Chinese Parsley, is a herb in the Parsley (Carrot) family (Apiaceae). It is native to regions spanning from the Mediterranean to southwestern Asia. It can grow to 50 cm (20in) tall; the leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. The white or pale pink flowers are borne in small umbels, asymmetrical. The fruit is a globular, dry schizocarp. The peppercorn-sized seeds are often used as a spice (popular in India as a component of Garam Masala). Coriander roots have a deeper, more intense flavour than the leaves. They are used in a variety of asian cuisines, particularly in thai dishes, including soups and curry pastes. In Europe, the seeds are used for bakery goods such as rye bread or cakes and Spekulatius (a dutch specialty). When cooked, the fresh leaves quickly lose their aroma – they should therefore only be cooked briefly or added just before serving. In France, Coriander is added to beverages to improve taste.

For medicinal use, Coriander seeds are dried, processed to a powder and used to treat constipation or high cholesterin levels; also effective in weight loss programs. The components of Coriander cleanse the blood, calm the digestive system, soothe cramps and help with bloating. They also have antifungal and antibcterial properties.

History: Coriander was considered a aphrodisiac in ancient Egypt; they were called ‘marriage pills‘.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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