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Coriandrum sativum

Coriandrum sativum

Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Main action: Stimulates digestion, antispasmodic action against flatulence. Weak antibacterial effect.

It is also used in gastrointestinal, biliary and liver diseases, as a digestive stimulant, appetite stimulant, carminative and choleretic. Acts bactericidal and fungicidal. Strong antibacterial properties make coriander a true natural antibiotic, effective against the most resistant bacteria. It is also effective against fungi and other microorganisms. It has antispasmodic and digestive capacity, which is why it is a perfect remedy in case of bloating, aerophagia, stomach difficulties, irritable colon, but also diarrhea.

Widespread: Old cultivated plant, crops, as a weed. Growing wild in southern Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia.

Content: The fruits contain up to 3% essential oil, 20% fatty oil, 11-17% proteins, coumarin umbelliferone, vitamin C, organic acids, the steroid substance coriander, sugars and a small amount of alkaloids, aldehyde trans-tridecene and linalool.

Drug used: Fruit (Fructus Coriandri) and oil of the herb (Oleum Coriandri).