Herbal Plant Coriander

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Coriander



Common Names: Coriander, Cilantro, Mexican or Chinese Parsley

Latin Name: Coriandrum Sativum

Parts Used: Leaves and seeds

Cultivation: Coriander prefers moderately rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.6. It is a tender annual and grows in full sun to part shade.

Culinary Uses: Coriander combines a strong sage flavor with citrus. The leaves are known as cilantro and are used in Mexican, Chinese, and Spanish cooking. Add some to your salsa to get an authentic flavor. The seeds can be used whole or ground. The root is used in Thai cooking.

Magickal Uses: Use coriander in love potions and spells. Add coriander seeds to wine or mead to make a love potion. Use the seeds for healing, especially of headaches.

Medicinal Uses:Drink an infusion of coriander seeds to settle an upset stomach. make poultices from crushed seeds to relieve the pain of rheumatism. Coriander stimulates the appetite and relieves childrens' diarrhea.



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