Coriander Seeds For Weight Loss

Coriander holds a very significant value in ayurvedic medicine. Coriander comes packed with loads of nutrients. Coriander seeds stimulate digestive enzymes and juices which throttle up our digestive system. Coriander is an excellent source of fibre. A healthy digestive system is one of the most crucial aspects for weight loss. Poor digestion can cause weight loss, as we are not able to absorb and assimilate our nutrients adequately. Coriander is found in almost all Indian kitchens. The whole coriander plant is edible from roots, stem, leaves to flower and seeds.

Nutrition

  • Coriander is loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • It contains vitamin K which is good for brain, blood clotting and helps maintain body heat
  • Apart from this, coriander also contains vitamin A, C, calcium, iron, copper, folic acid and potassium
  • Nutritional value
 1 tsp1 tbsp
Calories515
Carbs0.992.75
Protein0.220.62
Fat0.320.89

Ayurvedic properties of coriander seeds

  • Taste            :        Bitter, Astringent (fresh taste sweet)
  • Quality         :        Light and oily
  • Potency        :        Dried coriander seeds are hot (fresh leaves potency is cold)
  • Sweet metabolic taste
  • Balances all three dosha vata, pita and kapha

Benefits in weight loss

  • Stimulates digestive enzymes and juices (help liver to produce more bile juice and acids)
  • Promotes enzymes to breakdown protein in small intestine
  • Coriander seeds are very high in fibre
  • It contains antioxidants like quercetin to fasten metabolism
  • It also helps cleanse liver, kidney and pancreas
  • Coriander even helps cleanse the body from heavy metals and toxins
  • Coriander promotes digestion and gut health
  • It helps cure issues related to indigestion, acidity, abdominal pain and bloating

Other general health benefits

  • Very effective in lowering blood sugar
  • Boosts immunity and helps fight infection
  • Good for heart health
  • Protects brain
  • Fights infection and is great for preserving food
  • Best home remedy for maintaining menstrual flow
  • Coriander helps protect skin and reduces inflammation
  • Cures cold and cough
  • Improves the functioning of kidney and liver
  • Coriander also acts as a mild diuretic
  • It helps reduce allergies

5 ways to consume coriander

  • Coriander seeds in water (12-15 seeds)
  • Coriander infused herbal tea
  • Sukku coffe (recipe shared on our channel)
  • Chutney. Powder (on soup, salad)
  • Raw roasted chew to promote gastric juices and acids

Possible side effects

  • If consumed in excess, it may lower sugar to dangerous levels
  • May interfere with some medicines
  • Excess consumption can make you sensitive to sun
  • Excess consumption can cause stomach problems

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