Coriander is an herb that’s commonly used internationally to flavor dishes. It comes from the Coriandrum sativum plant and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery.
Coriander may lower blood sugar by activating certain enzymes. It’s powerful enough that people with low blood sugar should use it cautiously.
Coriander is full of antioxidants that demonstrate immune-boosting, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects.
Coriander helps to protect your heart by lowering blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. A spice-rich diet appears to be associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
The antioxidants in coriander also reduce brain inflammation, improve memory, and reduce anxiety symptoms, though more research is needed.