The health benefits of coriander juice include its use in the treatment of stomach problems, preventing flatulence, alleviating symptoms of arthritis, protecting against urinary tract infections, relieving intestinal gas, and lowering bad cholesterol levels. It is also helpful for women especially those suffering from heavy and painful menstrual flow.
Coriander(Coriandrum sativum L), also referred as Dhaniya and Cilantro, has a refreshing, slightly lemony aroma. It is an annual herb that grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet. It has several branches and leaves with jagged edges.
Nutritional Value Of Coriander/Cilantro Juice
Coriander is a readily available source of carbohydrates, fats, important proteins, vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and dietary fibers. It has a wide range of biological functions, including antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and is found to be very helpful in management of oxidative stress and aging-associated diseases. It is a rich source of calcium, iron, and phosphorous, along with carotene, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, and folic acids. Being a photosynthetic leafy plant is has high levels of vitamin K when compared with other fruits and vegetables. It has compounds that have antidiabetic, anti-histaminic, anti-carcinogenic and hypolipidemic properties.
Health Benefits Of Coriander Juice/Cilantro Juice
1. Regulates Menstrual Cycles
Coriander is a herb with many healing properties. It can be used as a natural remedy to regulate menstrual cycles. Coriander juice contains many beneficial acids like linoleic acid, ascorbic acid, steric acid, and palmitic acid that help in the regulation of the endocrine glands. Drink a glass of coriander juice every day to regulate menstrual cycles and relieve related period pains.
2. Controls Blood Sugar
Apart from regulating menstrual cycles, the stimulating effect of coriander juice on the endocrine glands also increases the secretion of insulin which is vital in the assimilation and absorption of blood sugar. This property of coriander is useful for people with diabetes and other insulin related disorders. Including coriander juice in your diet can lower the chances of sudden spikes and drops in blood sugar levels.
3. Reduces Inflammation
Coriander juice also posses anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of certain compounds in it. Cineole and linoleic acid present in coriander have anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic properties. They help reduce swelling in the joints and fight skin inflammations. Coriander juice because of its anti-inflammatory properties can be used as a natural remedy for conjunctivitis.
4. Acts As An Antioxidant
Drinking coriander juice regularly can help you fight free radicals that cause oxidative damage in your body which in turn lead to several diseases. Studies have confirmed that coriander juice reduces oxidative stress in the kidneys by not only preventing the process of oxidation but also increasing the antioxidant enzymes and antioxidant levels.1
5. Promotes Cardiovascular Health
Coriander is a herb that’s rich in potassium. Having coriander juice will give your body enough potassium to improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure. The antioxidants and acids in coriander, which include linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) reduce cholesterol levels and help unclog your arteries.
6. Aids Digestion
Coriander juice is used in many cuisines worldwide because it helps in proper digestion. It stimulates the digestive tract to produce digestive enzymes which aid ingestion, prevent flatulence, and help peristaltic movement of food. The roughage and fiber in coriander juice are also helpful in relieving gastrointestinal issues.
7. Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are usually caused by E. coli, staphylococcus bacteria resulting in pain and discomfort. Coriander juice has natural antimicrobial properties that prevents the spread of infectious bacteria. Having coriander juice regularly helps maintain an alkaline environment in the urinary tract preventing infections.
8. Improves Sleep
Coriander is calming herb which has natural sedative effects. Drinking coriander juice regularly can calm your nerves and naturally improve your sleep cycle. A recent study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology found that high levels of coriander extract produced the same levels of anti anxiety effects as a popular prescription drug.2
9. Detoxifies The Body
The detoxification properties of coriander juice help flush out toxins from your body and prevent infections like salmonella, dysentery, cholera, food poisoning, and listeria. Your liver and kidney are responsible for filtering out the toxins in your body. Coriander’s antioxidant properties helps reduce oxidative stress and prevent liver disease.
10. Prevents Cancer
The combined antioxidant, antimicrobial, and digestive properties of coriander make it an effective natural defense against colon cancer. Regular consumption of coriander juice increases the excretion of bile and sterol compounds while also reducing cholesterol levels. Research has also shown that extracts from the root of the plant inhibits DNA damage, prevents cancer cell migration, and promotes cancer cell death.3
How To Make Coriander Juice
In saucepan of boiling salted water, blanch coriander and parsley for 5 seconds. Drain and chill in ice water. Remove from ice water and squeeze dry. In blender, purée together coriander, parsley, cold water, oil, salt, and pepper until smooth. Strain through fine sieve into small bowl. Drink up for a disease-free body.
Including coriander juice in your diet can give many health benefits. It’s easily available, inexpensive, and can be added into your green smoothie. And If you don’t like having it as a juice, you can also sprinkle a healthy portion of chopped coriander on salads.
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|1.||↑||Deepa, B., and C. V. Anuradha. “Antioxidant potential of Coriandrum sativum L. seed extract.” (2011).|
|2.||↑||Mahendra, Poonam, and Shradha Bisht. “Anti-anxiety activity of Coriandrum sativum assessed using different experimental anxiety models.” Indian journal of pharmacology 43, no. 5 (2011): 574.|
|3.||↑||Tang, Esther LH, Jayakumar Rajarajeswaran, Shin Yee Fung, and M. S. Kanthimathi. “Antioxidant activity of Coriandrum sativum and protection against DNA damage and cancer cell migration.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine 13, no. 1 (2013): 347.|