Coriander is a source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Coriander essential oil might have antibacterial effects. Coriander also contains chemicals that might lower blood pressure by causing blood vessels to dilate and work like a "water pill" (diuretic).
People use coriander for anxiety, constipation, diabetes, indigestion, parasite infections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), skin irritation, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse coriander with similarly named Vietnamese coriander. Also don't confuse it with cilantro, which refers to the leaves of the same plant. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
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When applied to the skin: Coriander is possibly safe when used appropriately. Coriander oil 6% ointment has been used safely twice daily for up to 28 days. It seems to be well-tolerated. Side effects might include skin irritation and itching.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Coriander is possibly safe when used appropriately. Coriander oil 6% ointment has been used safely twice daily for up to 28 days. It seems to be well-tolerated. Side effects might include skin irritation and itching. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if coriander is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Allergies. People who are allergic to mugwort, aniseed, caraway, fennel, dill, or similar plants might have allergic reactions to coriander.
Surgery: Coriander might lower blood sugar and blood pressure, and cause sleepiness. This might interfere with blood sugar and blood pressure control during surgery. It might also interfere with medications used during surgery that also cause sleepiness. Stop using coriander at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CORIANDER
Coriander might lower blood sugar levels. Taking coriander along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with CORIANDER
Coriander might lower blood pressure. Taking coriander along with medications that lower blood pressure might cause blood pressure to go too low. Monitor your blood pressure closely.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with CORIANDER
Coriander might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking coriander with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight (Photosensitizing drugs) interacts with CORIANDER
Some medications might make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Coriander might also make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Using these products together might increase the risk of sunburn, blistering, or rashes when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Be sure to wear sunblock and protective clothing when spending time in the sun.
Be cautious with this combination
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