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Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries
Year : 2013, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 59) Last page : ( 65)
Print ISSN : 0975-4261. Online ISSN : 0975-6892.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0975-6892.5.2.009

Coriandrum sativum: A promising functional and medicinal food

Chawla Snigdha1,*, Thakur Monika2

1School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh - 201308, India

2Amity Institute of Food Technology, Amity University, Sector-125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh - 201303, India

*Corresponding author: Snigdha Chawla, E-mail: chawla_snigdha@yahoo.com

Online published on 26 June, 2013.


Coriandrum sativum is a promising functional food which not only provides nutrition, but also has medicinal benefits. It is a widely grown herb and most commonly used spice in India. Coriander is cultivated for both leaves and seeds. The traditional use of coriander is two-fold: medicinal and culinary. It contains bio-active components, mainly α-pinene, α-terpinene and limonene along with flavonoids, coumarins, phthalides and phenolic acids. Coriandrum sativum has been reported to have several potential health benefits like antioxidant activity, digestive stimulant, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol-lowering, anticancer effect and many more. This potential can further be explored and exploited to develop new formulations and coriander can be used as a complete and promising functional food.



Coriandrum sativum, bioactive components, health benefits, antioxidant activity, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic, diuretic.


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