You say Cilantro, I say Coriander. Although it has two names, Coriander is a single plant, sometimes called Chinese Parsley. Its leaves are known as Cilantro; the seeds are called Coriander. They pack the same health benefits: both ease indigestion and avoid wound infection. Coriander has a long history as a digestive aid. In Egypt, the seeds have been found in pharaohs' tombs, presumably to help avoid indigestion in the afterlife. While no one has been able to attest to its post-mortem rejuvenating properties, recent studies have supported its use as a stomach soother for both adults and colicky babies. What's more, it has wound repairing benefits, which were first discovered by the ancient Romans, who used both the leaves and seeds to preserve meats.
Coriander contains an antioxidant that can help avoid animal fats from turning rancid. It also contains substances that kill meat-spoiling bacteria and fungi. These same substances in Cilantro also fight infection in wounds. Coriander has been shown to improve tummy troubles of all kinds, from indigestion to flatulence to diarrhea. "Both Cilantro and Coriander have been shown to settle the stomach," says James A. Duke, Ph.D., a botanist retiree from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and author of The CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs.
Weak Coriander tea may be given to children under age 2 for colic. It's safe for infants and may support their pain and help you get some much-needed sleep. Cilantro and Coriander contain substances that kill certain bacteria and fungi, thereby reducing infections from developing in wounds. Sprinkle some Coriander Seed on minor cuts and scrapes after thoroughly washing the injured area with soap and water. Intriguing new studies suggest that Cilantro and Coriander have anti-inflammatory effects. Since joint pain is caused by inflammation, Coriander Seed may help you.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natural sweetener to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea itself. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
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