Coriander or cilantro has been used for centuries in Ayurveda and Siddha preparations. The anti-inflammatory properties of this leaf has made it popular in various scientific studies as well. Not only does coriander leaf stop the breeding of bacteria, but it also soothes and treats inflammation due to bacterial infections. In addition, coriander leaf can also work as a body coolant and prevent ailments due to excess body heat.
This study reveals the methanol extract of Coriander sativum has potential in the management of microbial infections. The extract seemed to possess antimicrobial effects against E.coli, Salmonella sp and Shigella sp.
Prabhakar, K., Rajendran, S., Uma, B. & Sarayu, L. U., 2009. Antimicrobial Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Coriander sativum Against Infectious Diarrhea. Ethnobotanical Leaflets, Volume 13, pp. 590-94.
A study found both the leaves and seed to contain antioxidants, but the leaves were found to have a stronger effect. Chemicals derived from coriander leaves were found to have anti-bacterial activity against Salmonella choleraesuis…
Parmar, N. & Rawat, M., 2012. Medicinal plants used as Antimicrobial agents : A review. International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 3(1).
Read the recipe below to see how coriander or cilantro can be used to treat UTI (Urinary tract infections).