Benefits of Drinking Coriander Water

This herb is extensively used around the world as a Condiment, Garnish, or Decoration on Culinary dishes. Coriander commonly known as ‘dhaniya’ in the Indian Subcontinent and Cilantro in America.

Coriander is a seed spice that’s been cultivated since Ancient times. Coriander is an Annual herb
The dried seeds are what we know as coriander, and they’ve been used as a Culinary spice.

Coriander seeds and essential oil both have blood sugar-lowering effects on the human body.

The health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, anemia, and indigestion. 

Coriander leaves are used in almost in all Indian Homes and I love fresh Coriander leaves, especially when I have in my own Backyard Garden.

Spices add flavor to our food and some spices, also help to cool you off during the long hot summer days. These spices are; Cardamom, Fennel Seeds, Cumin, Fenugreek Seeds, Ginger and Coriander. Coriander is a cooling spice to use, especially in summer and it is really good for those, who feel more hot. all parts of the coriander plant are edible. The leaves are most often used fresh, while the seeds can be used whole or ground into a powder and used as a spice like any other spice.

 It is believed that Coriander is considered both, a warming and cooling herb, depending on the, how you use it? Means the leaves are said to be cooling and can be used into juice and to garnish all types of raw salads and soups. Fresh coriander helps to ease mild skin irritation, while the seeds are said to be warming, which may help to gently stimulate appetite, assimilate nutrients, and aid in the elimination of toxins.

We are talking here only about coriander. Fresh and Dry Coriander Seeds can be used to make our Kada, herbal water or Coriander herbal tea. Coriander helps the body to get rid of excess heat and toxins.

It detoxifies the body and keeps the body cool and fresh. It soothes the digestive tract, and fights inflammation. Eating coriander encourages sweating. Coriander also relieves fever or high body temperature via its diaphoretic properties, which induces perspiration and reduces the inner body temperature. Both fresh coriander leaves and coriander seeds are commonly added to Indian food preparations.

You can start your day Drinking coriander water or any Green Juice in the morning instead of Masala Chai or Coffee, which can help to strengthen your hair, improve your skin health, and aid weight loss. Coriander also blends well with other herbs, and you can use it to create your own unique herb blends.

Coriander is a rich source of nutrients like vitamins and iron. So you can add coriander in your daily diet by adding it in your soups, dals and also by drinking Coriander water, which can be made in three ways.

Coriander powder can be used as a spice like any other spice, in your daily Recipes and is a common condiment found in almost all households. Whole coriander seeds are also often added to food for the wonderful flavor and they can be added to curries, vegetables, and soups. Especially I love to add in Kala Chana Soup, Kabuli Chana Soup and Kadi.

Question: 1. Does Coriander Water helps to Reduce Body heat?

Answer: 1. Coriander leaves are considered an effective natural remedy to treat and alleviate symptoms of heat stroke. Ayurveda believes that coriander leaves have a cooling effect on the body. Hence, drinking coriander water(made from fresh coriander) can help to bring down the body heat.

Question: 2. Is coriander good for Pitta Dosha?

Answer: 2. Coriander seed is a digestive aid and diuretic. Coriander Leaves are cooling, but the seeds are slightly warming. Its bitterness reduces pitta dosha while its pungency improves digestion.

Question: 3. How to Store Coriander fresh Leaves?

Answer: 3. When we’ve Coriander in our own Garden, then there is no need to store it. But when we buy from a Grocery Store and especially in Winter it is expensive, then first of all wash it nicely under running  water, so there are no impurities.

After that let it dry in the Room temperature (so there is no water left in coriander) and then put in any Plastic bag and make two to three wholes in it, then it will be fresh for a Week(keep in your Refrigerator).

How to Use Coriander?

Historically and traditionally, coriander has been used to ease gastrointestinal discomfort. Ayurveda embraces this tradition and coriander is often used as an antidote to high pitta.

There are many ways to use coriander. I use a lot of coriander in my daily diet. Mostly I use fresh coriander and even I plant my own coriander in my Backyard Garden and in pots as well. When in winter due to snow I don’t have my own coriander, I buy from grocery store, but I use a lot.

You can use coriander to make fresh Green Coriander Juice, Coriander Chutney, Garnish all your Soups with coriander, use in soups.

1. How to Make Coriander Juice in Blender?

Serving one person

  1. Take some fresh coriander washed or soaked in water for sometime before use it
  2. Put soaked or washed coriander in the blender
  3. Pour little over than a half glass of water
  4. Blend it and strain to the glass
  5. Add Pink salt and 1/2 fresh lemon juice squeezed at home( lemon juice and pink salt is optional) to enhance the taste, but better to drink without both. Means drink as it is
  6. Drink right away and do not drink anything else for an hour
  7. You can drink it continuously for couple of days.

2. How to Make Coriander Chutney?

Coriander Chutney is very tasty that you can make it at Home very easily with few Ingredients; such as Amla, Onion, Green Chili, Coriander leaves and few Spices; such as Salt, Coriander Powder, Black pepper and Oregano leaves.

  1. Peel and wash medium size onion or you can use green onions
  2. Take fresh coriander leaves
  3. One to two green chilies
  4. If available, you can put some fresh mint leaves or oregano leaves
  5. 1/2 fresh lemon juice squeezed at home
  6. Put everything in the blender
  7. Add Pink Salt, Oregano dry leaves and all above ingredients and blend to make the paste
  8. Enjoy this chutney with Rice, Paratha and Chapati.
  9. This Chutney is very tasty, refreshing and good for the the health

How to Make Coriander Water?

There are three ways to make coriander water.

1. Recipe to Make Coriander Cold Water

Serving one person

First Way to To make coriander water, all you have to do is soak 1 tablespoon coriander seeds in 1 cup drinking water, overnight. In the morning, strain the seeds and drink the water.

2. Recipe to Make Hot Coriander Water

Serving one person

In a saucepan pour One and half cup of water and when it is little hot, then put one spoon of dry coriander seeds and let it boil for couple of minutes. Strain and drink little hot for couple of days.

3. Recipe to Make Coriander water from Fresh Coriander

Serving one person

In a saucepan, pour one and half cup of water and when it is little hot, then put fresh coriander and let it boil for couple of minutes. Then strain this water and drink little hot and this water you can drink continuously. Believe me it is so tasty and the color comes so beautiful that makes you beautiful.

Benefits of Coriander Water for overall health

Coriander has many health benefits. It is known for building the stomach and promoting digestion.

  1. Boosts immunity: Coriander is known to boost immunity, as the antioxidants present in coriander help in reducing free radical activity in the body
  2. Helps in digestion and boosts weight loss: Coriander has certain digestive properties, which have also made it a popular seed to be used in Iranian medicine for digestive troubles. Drinking coriander water in the morning can help improve digestion throughout the day, and boost metabolism. Both these properties can help aid the weight loss process.
  3. Strengthens the hair: Coriander is known to be rich in vitamins like Vitamin K, C, and A. All these are very vital for hair strength and growth. Drinking coriander water in the morning can help reduce hair fall and hair breakage. Additionally, you can also apply coriander oil or hair masks.
  4. Reduces acne, pigmentation and scars: Coriander is rich in iron, and has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties. Drinking coriander water in the morning can help you achieve a radiant glow, and give you clear, smooth skin.
  5. Helps to flush out toxins: Coriander is a diuretic, and can therefore help you flush out the toxins from your body. Drinking coriander water in the morning can help you detox your system and start fresh.
Benefits of Drinking Coriander Water