The health benefits associated with Cilantro include reduction of the cholesterol levels, treatment of ulcers, menstrual disorders, indigestion, diarrhoea, anaemia, conjunctivitis, blood sugar disorders, small pox and skin disorders. It is also beneficial to the health of the eye. This herb is commonly known as Cilantro in Europe and America. It is widely grown in the Indian subcontinent where it is known as Dhaniya. The fruits and leaves of this herb have a pleasant and recognizable aroma. Both the fresh and dried fruits and leaves are widely used for culinary applications.
Nutritional profile of cilantro
Cilantro is globally used in the preparation of food. This herb is packed with essential oils, vitamin and minerals. It is also loaded with useful acid including ascorbic acid. All these components have beneficial properties which contribute to its health benefits. The following are the health benefits and medicinal value of Cilantro
Reducing inflammation of the skin
This herb has essential components such as linoleic acid and essential oils which have potent antiarthritic and antirheumatic properties. This makes it useful in reducing the swelling caused by those conditions. Besides, this herb is used in reducing swelling which results from anaemia or malfunctioning of the kidneys. By reducing inflammation of the skin, it can lead to reduced discomfort, increased functioning and improvement of the skin’s appearance.
Lowering the cholesterol levels
The acids present in this herb are essential and have been proven to be every effective n reducing the levels of cholesterols in the blood. These acids are also helpful in reducing the deposition of bad cholesterol along the walls of the veins and arteries. Deposition of the bad cholesterol within the blood vessels could lead to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, and arteriosclerosis.
Regulating the blood pressure
Consumption of Cilantro can greatly help in reducing blood pressure in individuals suffering from hypertension. It also plays a major role in reducing the tension of the blood vessels thereby reducing the risk of cardio diseases such strokes and heart attack.
Control of diabetes and blood sugar
Cilantro has stimulating properties which increase the secretion f insulin from the pancreas. This hormone is helpful in regulating the absorption and assimilation of the sugar levels in your blood. This makes it useful for the individuals who have diabetes. The processing of controlling the blood sugar is also helpful in facilitating the normal functioning of the metabolic processes.
Treatment of mouth ulcers
Cilantro has antiseptic properties which make it a powerful antiseptic. Besides, it has other components which have healing and antimicrobial effects which help in keeping ulcers and wounds in your mouth from getting worse. It is therefore used in speeding up the healing process of wounds and ulcers as well as freshening of the breath.