Coriander (leaves)

Coriander is a great vegetable for aiding digestion while cooling the blood and detoxifying the Liver. Coriander juice or coriander soup (for the weaker individual) will treat UTI (urinary tract infection) and aid to combat vaginal infections as well.


Taste: astringent, bitter, pungent

Natural Attributes: light, Dry

Tissue impact (Vipak): Reducing

Thermal impact (Virya): Cooling

Dosha impact: Decrease Pitta and Kapha, Slightly increases Vata

Digestive impact (Agni): easy to digest, aids digestion

Channels (Srotas): opens

Feces: water absorbent (constipating)

Urine: strong diuretic

Strength (Bala):  clears congestion and obstruction

Mind (Manas):  Sattvic

Effect: diaphoretic, antihistamine, carminative, alterative, cholagogue, blood thinner, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic, detoxicant, spleen tonic

Chinese five element impact: wood, fire

Chinese medicine syndromes: Liver fire, Stomach Fire

Medicinal properties 

  • Nourishment (rasa): obesity
  • Blood-circulation-liver: measles (only before eruption in the incubation period), fever
  • Skin: rashes, allergy related hives, sunburn (topically)
  • Kidney-Bladder: Bladder infections, painful or burning urination, difficulty urinating
  • Respiratory system: hiccups, dyspnoea, cough
  • Digestive system: fortifies digestion, aids digestion,  improves taste, thirst, burning sensation, vomiting, intestinal worms, gas, digests undigested food (Phlegm)

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