Coriandrum SATIVUM L.
|Synonym :|| Bifora loureiroi Kostel.
Coriandrum globosum Salisb.
Coriandrum majus Gouan
Selinum coriandrum Krause
|Bangla Name :||Dhone, Dhaniya.|
|English Name :||Coriander.|
|Disease :||Stimulant, carminative, digestive, stomachic, diuretic, antipyretic, laxative, anthelmintic, refrigerant, tonic, aphrodisiac, improves appetite, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, hypnotic and analgesic, hiccup, suppuration, piles, inflammat|
|Description :||An annual aromatic, erect herb, 40-50 cm high. Leaves of two kinds, the lower ones petioled, pinnatisect into 2-3 pairs of ovate-cuneiform, incised-dentate segments, the upper ones short-petioled or subsessile, 2-3 pinnatisect into linear setaceous lobes. Flowers small, in compound umbels. Fruits subglobose.|
|Distribution :||Cultivated throughout the country.|
|Chemical Constituents :||Essential oil is the chief constituent of the fruits, which is composed of about 70% of coriandrol (linalool), cymene, pinene, limonene, phellandrene, geraniol and borneol, malic, oxalic and tannic acids. It also contains 1,8-cineole, ?-caryophyllene, cit|
|Uses :||Dried fruit is stimulant, carminative, digestive, stomachic, diuretic, antipyretic, laxative, anthelmintic, refrigerant, tonic and aphrodisiac, improves appetite. Taken internally as general anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic and antiscorbutic, recommended|