Botanical Name : Coriandrum sativum L.
Indian Names : Dhania, Dhana, Dhaniyalu, Dhanyaka,Deaniwal
Family : Apiaceae
Commercial Part : Leaf and seed
Coriander Seeds - Dhana are the dry fruits produced from coriander plant. Coriander” a word derived from a Greek word is one of the important spices in our day-to-day life. Coriander Seeds are globular and almost round in shape with greenish brown in colour and a strong aroma. They form an essential part of the Curry powder & various spices blends in India. Coriander Leaves also are popular for garnishing of variety of Indian dishes. These seeds are used as dry spice in various Indian dishes.
Medicinal Value & Use:
In medicines it is used as a Carminative, diuretic, tonic, stimulant, stomachic, refrigerant, aphrodisiac, analgesic, anti-inflammatory. The coriander seeds possess therapeutic properties and are helpful in controlling blood sugar and cholesterol and also protect from free radicals. The young plant is used for flavouring and garnishing curries and soups. The fruits (seeds) are widely used as condiments with or without roasting in the preparation of curry powders, sausages and seasonings. In household medicines, it is used against seasonal fever, stomach disorders, and nausea. Coriander oil and oleoresins are primarily used in seasonings for sausages and other meat products.