Coriander Seed Whole by the Ounce
Common Names: Chinese Parsley, Cilantro, Coriandre, Coriandri Fructus, Coriander Essential Oil, Coriandrum Sativum, Dhanyaka, Koriander, Kustumburi.
Scientific Name: Coriandrum Sativum L., Umbelliferae, Umbel Family
Common Uses: Stomach upset, Loss of appetite, Spasms, Intestinal gas (flatulence), Diarrhea, Bacterial or fungal infections, Measles, Hemorrhoids, Toothaches, Nausea, Painful hernia, Worms, Joint pain.
*Warnings: Coriander can cause some side effects, including allergic reactions and increased sensitivity to the sun. Increased sensitivity to the sun might put you at greater risk for sunburns and skin cancer. Avoid sunlight. Wear sunblock and protective clothing outside, especially if you are light-skinned. There is one report of severe diarrhea, stomach pain, darkened skin, depression, lapse of menstruation, and dehydration in a woman who took 200 mL of a 10% coriander extract for 7 days. When coriander comes in contact with the skin, it can cause skin irritation and inflammation.
Origin: Cultivated for thousands of years and is still grown in North and South America, Europe, and the Mediterranean area. Grows as a weed, especially in eastern and southern areas of the United States. Native to Mediterranean Europe.