2018, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part APages: 43-46
Pharmacological and medical screening of Coriandum sativum
Tabasum Fatima, Farheena Iftikhar and Syed Zameer Hussain
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Coriandrum sativum commonly known as Dhanyaisa highly reputed ayurvedic medicinal tree, known for its distinct flavour when added to the foods. The different parts of this plant contain monoterpenes, α-pinene, limpnene, γ-terpinene, p-cymene, borneol, citronellol, camphor, geraniol, coriandrin, dihydrocoriandrin, coriander ons A-E, flavonoids and essential oils which gives it importance on emphasizing its use in nutraceutical development for the prevention of chronic diseases such as CVD’s, obesity and diabetes. Various parts of this plant such as seed, leaves, flower and fruit, possess diuretic, antioxidant Activity, ant-diabetic, anti-microbial activity, antimutagenic, anthelmintic activity. The present review was aimed to buttress the health benefits of coriander and draw further attention to the herbal plant.