Health Benefits of Powdered Coriander
According to Ayurveda powdered coriander is good for digestion.
It also increases appetite. It helps in purifying the blood and curing
inflammation, fever and as well as various allergies. Due to 'cooling' qualities of coriander, this spice is considered to be very beneficial for restoring the 'Pitta' balance.
If consumed in smaller quantities it can be beneficial for Vata and
Kapha also. Coriander also helps in cleansing the body by detoxifying
Coriander has a strong aroma. In powdered form, it can be consumed
either independently or after mixing it with certain other Ayurvedic
spices. In powdered form, Coriander is generally taken with water.
Powdered coriander mixed with powdered aniseed cure uneasiness and
provide relief from high fever as well as control inflammation.
Depending on the disease, powdered coriander can be used by mixing it
with a wide range of other spices such as turmeric, black pepper etc.
When mixed with sugar and rice water, powdered coriander helps
children suffering from breathing problems. It also provides relief to
pregnant women by checking vomit.
During summers, it can be used for curing sunstroke. However, one has
to be careful as large quantities of coriander, can affect the health
Coriander is used during some worshipping rituals also. Due to its
strong aroma sometimes it is mixed with some other substances such as
ghee also. That takes away the sharpness of aroma as well as tone
down its taste.
Pure coriander powder has a stringent taste and it may not be easy to
consume it in its pure form. Apart from water, it is also taken with
Due to 'strong' qualities of this wonderful spice, it is always
advisable to consume it on the advise of a qualified practitioner of
Though powdered coriander is useful in restoring balance of all
three-Vata, Pitta and Kapha-yet the quantity may vary according to the
physiology of a person and the disease for which he or she is being