Cilantro as an herb and coriander as the whole or ground seed of the cilantro plant have many medicinal qualities. The powder is used as a spice in Indian curries and as a garnish in most Indian dishes. Mexican food also uses cilantro liberally in salsa and guacamole, and many Mexican dishes. The leaves taste wonderful when combined with lemon or lime juice.
Coriander and cilantro protect our bodies against oxidative stress, help the body detoxify heavy metals and protect against cardiovascular disease,. They promote menstrual health, heals skin irritation, relieve urinary discomfort, help digestion and bloating and reduce the risk of colon cancer and diabetes.
The spice and the herb are high in folate, potassium, and vitamins A and C and K.