Home Remedies for Coriander

Home Remedies for Coriander
January 22, 2013 Dr. Sumit Ashok Kesarkar


In this article we discuss some useful information about CORIANDER. The remedies mentioned are easy to use and free of any ill effects. However as a disclaimer, the remedies set forth below are by no means a complete treatment, though they may prove to be so in some people.

The most prominent use of coriander is to treat urinary disorders. In case of burning sensation while passing urine, do the following 20gms fresh coriander, 20gms coriander seeds and 10 raisins[black with seeds]. Crush them in 2ltrs of water and boil the mixture till it reduces to 1ltr. Filter and store in a glass bottle. Consume this water over the day. This simple remedy cleanses the kidneys, bladder and disinfects the urinary tract. Women who suffer from chronic urinary tract infections which lead to low grade fevers, pain in the back, recurrent renal stones, benefit immensely from this simple preparation. Regular use of this nourishes the urinary tract. One can add some amount of parsley [10gms] to the above mixture.


The above mixture also helps in early stages of circulatory disorders like varicose veins. To make the formulation even more beneficial one must add 10ml of honey to the above prepared medicated water.


Coriander seeds are excellent complexion promoters, especially in people who suffer from black heads, recurrent pimples and also those who develop freckles after skin disorders. 50gms coriander seeds, 5gms clove 10gms rose petals. Pulverize the mixture and filter and store in a glass bottle. Make a thin paste with water[oily skin]/milk [dry skin] and apply over the affected area. Let the paste dry and then wipe off with warm water. Regular use is very beneficial to improved complexion. If possible steam the face before application.


Coriander is an excellent remedy to improve eyesight. Install 2drops of fresh coriander leaf juice in each eye. See to it that you have not strained the eyes by reading, watching TV or you have not taken a shower or risen up from sleep when you install the drops. Also avoid the same for at least 30mins after drop installation. Regular use improves vision. People with myopia have spectacles up to -3 can expect freedom from them in 6 months. However see to it that coriander you procure is fresh and grown the organic way. It is easy to grow coriander in your own backyard.


Pulverize 50gms coriander with 20gms sugar. Take 1 tsp [2gm] of this mixture with warm water empty stomach. This helps in relieving acid refluxes, aids digestion and also helps in alleviating constipation.

Coriander is a natural conditioner. Pulverize 50gms of coriander seeds. Mix some amount of the powder with milk and apply to the hair [do not apply to scalp]. Leave it for few minutes and then wash it away. The simple remedy gives natural bounce and shine to the hair.


Certain people have a tendency to perspire heavily, especially noticeable on palms and feet. These people must regularly consume the Coriander water as mentioned in [URINARY DISORDERS] reading above. Apart from this, one can create a dusting powder. CORIANDER SEEDS 50GMS, CAMPHOR 5GMS, ROSE PETALS 10GMS. Pulverize the mixture and filter through a cloth and store in a bottle of your choice. Every day after your bath, dust this powder on your sweat regions. The simple remedy would alleviate your symptoms by almost 60%.

To have maximum benefits of these remedies, people must reduce their salt intake, stay away from common adulterants like green chilies, pickles, yoghurts bakery products, microwave cooked food. Also a healthy lifestyle comprising of eating at regular times, sleeping before midnight which keeps the hormones and enzymes in check are recommended.

*This article is for educational purposes only.  It is not to be substituted for medical advice.


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About the Author:  Dr. Sumit Ashok Kesarkar is an Ayurveda practitioner by profession.   His main aim is conservation of medicinal plants and propagation of Vedic philosophy. The nature of his work requires him to travel to remote parts of India especially the Himalayas to document local health practices. This allows him to gather fresh herbs for his patients and provide them optimum and personalized health care solutions.  He has established the National Library of Ayurveda Medicine [NLAM], a first of its kind online database of Ayurveda which gives analytical and statistical information on Ayurveda medicines and as of now has information about 1300 classical formulations with references to over 700 plants and 60 treatises in an effort to standardize Ayurveda and create consumer awareness.   Additionally, he provides free online Ayurveda courses through NLAM Education in a unique and rich audio-visual format for enthusiasts.  Sumit has completed his Ayurveda degree [BAMS] from R.A. Podar Ayurveda College [Mumbai], a premier institute of India and have been fortunate to complete his cross-over Ph.D in medicinal plants from Bombay Natural History Society [BNHS].



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