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Coriandrum sativum(Coriander)

Common Name: Coriander,Dhanyaka, Dhanya, Dhaniyalu.
Chemical constituents: fruits contains essen tial oils. the oil consists mainly of linalool (50 to 60%) and about 20% terpenes (pinenes, γ-ter pinene, myrcene, camphene, phell andrenes, α-ter pinene, limonene, cymene). Coriandrol, Coriander oil is also main constituents in the  plant.
Uses:
·         It is used as a carminative, refrigerant, diuretic, and aphrodisiac.
·         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
·         Coriander is a commonly used domestic remedy, valued especially for its effect on the digestive system, treating flatulence, diarrhoea and colic
·         The raw seed is chewed to stimulate the flow of gastric juices
·         Externally the seeds have been used as a lotion or have been bruised and used as a poultice to treat rheumatic pains.
·         The essential oil is used in aromatherapy.
  Some caution is advised, however, because if used too freely the seeds become narcoticrcotic

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