Coriander, a member of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae family, is collected for its fruit and leaves. Coriander, or Coriandrum sativum, is a rich source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. The active constituent is the volatile oil, mostly made up of linalool. The oil often stimulates gastric secretion and is a carminatice and spasmolytic. Coriander also contains fatty acids, tannins, and malic acid. Coriander has been used for the loss of apetite and for dyspeptic complaints.
At the time, there have been no reported adverse reactions. However, if you are sensitive to other member of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae (carrot) family, use with caution.
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