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Cilantro leaf

Cilantro leaf

Scientific name of Cilantro leaf: Coriandrum sativum

Name of Cilantro leaf in different languages:

English: Coriander

Sanscrit: Dhanyaka, Catra, Vitunnaka, Chatradhanya, Sugandhi, Sukshmapatra, Haridgandha, Hridya, Veshna, Kushtumburu.

Hindi: Dhaniya

Malayalam: Malli മല്ലി

Plant description:

coriander-mallyCilantro leaf-Coriandrum Sativum is an annual herb is erect,  slender plant, growing up to 50 cm tall. The leaves are green, thin, irregular in shape, broadly lobed at the base, slender and feathery. The flowers are found in small umbels, white, and asymmetrical. The fruit is a globular, up to 5 mm in diameter, turn brownish yellow when it id ripe.

 

 

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, seed

Medicinal uses:

Useful in digestion problems, Asthma, Allergy, TB, memory loss,  indigestion and ulcerate colitis, relive gastric disorders like dysentery, diarrhea and acidity, relief from conjunctivitis.

Chemical content:

Antioxidant – quercetin, thiamine, essential oils,  fatty oils, carotene,  niacin.

Cilantro leaf is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Dadimashtaka Choornam

Himguvachadi Choornam

Abhayarishtam

Moolakadyarishtam

Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita

Devdarvadi Kashaya

Dhanya Panchak Kashayam

Guduchyadi Kashayam

Pathyadi Kashayam

Kurinji Kuzhambu

Grahanimihira Taila

Prameha Mihira Taila

Kankayan Vati

Brihat Madhusnuhi Rasayanam

Dadimadi Grutham

Gulardrakam

Vilwadi Lehyam

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