Coriandrum sativum

Names

Names

Scientific: Coriandrum sativum

English: Coriander, dhania

Portuguese: Coentros

Origins

Origins

Family: Apiaceae

Origin: Southern Europe

Life Cycle: Annual

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameCoriandrum sativum
English NameCoriander, dhania, cilantro.
Portuguese NameCoentros, ceandro, coendros, coentro,  colentro, coriandro.
German NameKoriander, Echte Koriander.
FamilyApiaceae
OriginSouthern Europe
HabitatFields and riverbeds.
Life CycleAnnual
Preferences CultivationAnnual herbaceous plant that prefers fertile and limestone soils.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from August to September.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering June to July. H: 0,6 m, ᴓ 0,2 m
Description of smells and flavorsThe taste is bitter and the aroma is pungent.
Properties MedicinalDigestive, carminative (combat flatulence), treats diarrhea, colic and is relaxing. The seed is still aromatic and expectorant. It has laxative properties and is chewed to stimulate the flow of gastric juice and enhance breath (even when the breath is garlic). Externally, the seeds are used in lotions for treatment of rheumatic pains. In aromatherapy, essential oil is used to stimulate the appetite. The German Commission E monograph on the coriander approve its use in the treatment of dyspepsia and loss of appetite.
Properties EdibilityA refreshing ginger-lemony with hints of sage aroma, its flavor is delicate but complex. Add it always at the end of cooking not to reduce its aroma, and use it in seafood dishes, fish or salads. Combine with basil, peppers, chives, dill and mint.
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsContraindications: Warning! The plant has a narcotic effect when consumed in high amounts. Can cause allergic reactions, and if you suffer from chronic bronchitis or bronchial childminders must consume the plant in the dry state in moderation.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves, seeds and oil.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators (insects). Fungicide and bactericide. Aphid repellent.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesIn Europe, according to the Bible, the Romans used coriander with cumin and vinegar for meat preservation. In China, symbolized the power of immortality. In the Middle Ages, it was considered an aphrodisiac and put into love potions. In Egypt, it was placed in the tomb of the noble to give "help souls find their way." In Babylon, coriander and small roses were not lacking in floral arrangements parties.

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