At first, I was stunned that I couldn’t find cilantro in any of my texts. I then opened to a text that reminded me that cilantro is also called coriander. I’ll use both nouns interchangeably.
This herb grows as an annual. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term annual, it means that the plant in question will complete its life cycle in one year. It will go from seed to spent in the course of the natural seasons.
The plant can grow to around three feet tall.
Most of us know the cooking properties of cilantro. It is a great addition to salsa, guacamole, anything with peppers, and, if you’re me, it goes on everything. It adds a fresh spice to whatever food its added to
Coriander is a wonderful appetite enhancer. Anyone on chemotherapy that can’t get their hands on marijuana due to legality can use this as a relative substitute. Obviously the effects of coriander will not be as intense but it is still nothing to scoff at.
If flatulence is something you (or really those around you) suffer from, cilantro is a great addition to throw in to keep the stomach calmer. Any gastral complaints at all can be ebbed by this herb.
It can be a good aid in arthritis ailments though I have not been able to test this one out.
Any type of worm ailment can be aided by Coriander. This is text and hearsay but I would presume if you are afflicted with any sort of stomach or bowel worm, you would need a heavily concentrated amount to do anything.
There are some chemicals (though I wasn’t made privi as to what they are) in coriander that can help ward of bacteria and fungi.
Potential side effects -
It is probably a good idea to stray from Coriander if you are pregnant or breast feeding. I wish I could give an explanation as to why but this is a parroted warning.
*It is probably worth noting that coriander, like most herbs, is not recognized by the FDA as a plant with any medicinal properties. Personally I don’t give a damn what the FDA says but some people subscribe to their beliefs.