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Benefits of Pomegranate Tea

Drinking pomegranate tea is a wise way to boost heart health and prevent certain cancers, among many other impressive benefits.

Benefits of Cilantro or Coriander

The health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders, while also benefiting eye care.

What is Coriander?

Coriander, commonly known as Dhaniya in the Indian Subcontinent and Cilantro in the America and some parts of Europe, is an herb that is extensively used around the world as a condiment, garnish, or decoration on culinary dishes. Its scientific name is Coriandrum sativum L. Its leaves and fruits have a recognizable and pleasant aroma and are commonly used raw or dried for culinary applications.

Coriander Nutrition Facts

Its uses in global food preparation are only the tip of the iceberg. Unbeknownst to many people, coriander is packed with potential health benefits that most people completely miss when they toss this garnish into the garbage after eating their meal. It has eleven components of essential oils, six types of acids (including ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin C), minerals and vitamins; each having a number of beneficial properties. A complete list is given below.

Health Benefits of Coriander

Health benefits of coriander include:

Lowers Skin Inflammation

Cineole, one of the 11 components of the essential oils, and linoleic acid are both present in coriander, and they possess antirheumatic and antiarthritic properties. They help to reduce the swelling that is caused by these two conditions. For other swelling conditions, such as swelling due to kidney malfunction or anemia, it is also seen to be effective to some extent, because some of the components in coriander help induce urination and the release of excess water from the body. The reduction in skin inflammation leads to a reduction in discomfort, and an improvement in skin appearance.

Treats Skin Disorders

The disinfectant, detoxifying, antiseptic, antifungal and antioxidant properties of coriander are ideal for clearing up skin disorders such as eczema, dryness and fungal infections.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels

The acids present in coriander, like linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) are very effective in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. They also reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) deposition along the inner walls of the arteries and veins, which can lead to serious cardiovascular issues like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. More importantly, this herb helps to raise the levels of healthy cholesterol (HDL), which works as a preventative line of defense against a number of dangerous conditions.

Benefits of Raisins

by Senator Anna P on December 13, 2017

Benefits of Raisins

The health benefits of raisins include treating constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever, and sexual dysfunction. They have also been known to help in weight gain in a healthy way, as well as for their positive impact on eye health, dental care, and bone quality.

Can Cats Eat Grapes?

by Senator Anna P on December 12, 2017

Can Cats Eat Grapes?

When cats eat grapes, it may not seem like a major problem, but as with any human food, it is important to know whether there are any potential side effects or risks to your feline friend.

Calories in Pineapple

by Senator Anna P on December 11, 2017

Calories in Pineapple

Given its sweet taste, many people wonder about the calories in pineapple. Depending on the type of pineapple, its nutritional profile may be different, but there are quite a few important nutrient facts that should be considered.

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