Coriander is one of the most common cooking spices found in Indonesia and several Asian countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and even India. Because indeed coriander has its own distinctive taste which is indeed compatible with the characteristics of Asian cuisine. Not only coriander seeds but even coriander leaves can be consumed with various health benefits. One of them is the benefits of coriander water.
What are the Health Benefits of Coriander Water?
Several studies have been conducted to find out more about the benefits of coriander for human health and one of the health effects for those who diligently consume or drink coriander water.
- Can Prevent and Treat Diabetes
Coriander seeds contain active substances that can stimulate the endocrine glands, which are types of glands that help optimize the function of the pancreas in producing insulin to control blood sugar levels. That means, consuming coriander water regularly even though it can’t treat diabetes but can prevent and reduce its symptoms.
- Good for Bone and Teeth Health
Apart from calcium, coriander is also rich in antioxidants and several other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and some B vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin and folic acid. That means consuming coriander water regularly can help maintain healthy bones and teeth optimally and naturally.
- Helps Overcome Some Eye Problems
To overcome some eye problems, you can use coriander water to wash your eyes regularly. Medically the antioxidants contained in coriander can help clean the eyes and treat red eyes due to dust or tired eyes. You can say goodbye to red eyes only with the help of coriander water.
- Prevent rheumatism
Coriander is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Several studies have proven that coriander water contains linoleic and cineole acids which can also function as anti-inflammatory which has been shown to reduce swelling in the joints caused by rheumatism or arthritis.
- Reducing Symptoms during Menstruation
All women must experience stomach cramps when menstruation comes, although every woman is different. Consuming coriander water turns out to be able to reduce symptoms during menstruation, especially stomach cramps, simply by consuming a glass of coriander water when menstrual symptoms start to come and you can return to normal activities without worrying about experiencing stomach cramps.
- Helps Maintain Cholesterol Levels
According to several studies, one of the benefits of coriander water can also help maintain cholesterol levels in the body. There are two types of cholesterol in the body, both of which have their respective functions, but if it is LDL or bad cholesterol that is dominant, the effect can be very bad for health. Coriander water ensures that LDL levels are under control by optimizing the production of HDL or good cholesterol.
- Good for consumption when dieting to lose weight
If you are currently on a diet program, consuming a glass of coriander water every morning on an empty stomach is able to ensure your metabolic system runs optimally because the nutrients will be absorbed perfectly. That means all the nutrients from the food you eat will be converted into energy instead of being piled up into fat cells that can add weight.
- Increase appetite
Adding coriander to food has been shown to increase appetite. This is a recipe handed down from traditional Indian and Chinese medicine. In the healing period when eating healthy food becomes crucial, drinking a glass of coriander water in the morning can increase appetite so that the healing process can run optimally.
- Overcoming Anemia
The mineral content in coriander such as iron and magnesium can optimize the production of red blood cells in the body. That means if you suffer from anemia often, drinking a glass of coriander water every day can help increase the hemoglobin content and treat anemia naturally.
- Good for Heart Health
To improve heart health, it is recommended to drink 2-3 glasses of coriander water every day. Coriander water contains oleic acid and linoleic acid as well as vitamin C which can improve heart function and lower cholesterol in the blood so that the risk of plaque formation in blood vessels can be minimized so that conditions such as heart attacks and strokes can be prevented.
- Improve Digestive System
Coriander seeds contain natural fiber which is good for the digestive system. By consuming coriander water regularly you can say goodbye to constipation problems.
How to make coriander water to drink is very easy, but you have to make sure that the coriander you use is clean of fine dust that usually accompanies when you buy it in the market. To get the full benefits of coriander water, you can make a water bath using good quality coriander that has been cleaned beforehand. Soak coriander in water and leave it overnight or about 12 hours then strain and drink the water. For maximum benefits of coriander water should be drunk in the morning before breakfast when the stomach is still empty.