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Fresh coriander looks a little bit like parsley, but it is distinguished by its strong, characteristic fragrance. It is mild in flavour, but has pronounced, delicately anise-like smell. The herb is commonly used in the Arab and Asian cuisines. It is great both for meat and vegan falafel.
In all likelihood, it comes from the Middle East and the southern Europe. It has been known in Asia for thousands of years. The ancient physicians, such as Hippocrates, used the name “coriander,” because it smelled similar to an insect (Greek: coris – to bite). From the very beginning it was used for cooking, as well as in medicine.
Health benefits of coriander make it a common remedy for digestive problems, for boosting appetite, and even for food poisoning.
It has relaxant properties and thus it is recommended for bloating. What is more, coriander leaves help to cleanse the body from toxins and heavy metals. Coriander essential oil is confirmed to have soothing properties.