Overview

Vietnamese coriander is an herb. The leaves are used for medicine.

People use Vietnamese coriander for diabetes, stomach pain, constipation, dandruff, gas (flatulence), and to reduce sexual desire, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In food, Vietnamese coriander is used to flavor soups, stews, and salads.

How does it work ?

Vietnamese coriander contains chemicals called flavonoids. These chemicals work as antioxidants. Vietnamese coriander also contains a chemical that seem to stop cancer cells from growing.

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