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Coriander seeds and leaves are part of Indian culinary since ages. It is used for therapeutic purposes as well. It is also famous by the name Cilantro seeds.

In English, Coriander seeds are also known as Cilantro seeds
Family: Umbelliferae
Hindi name: Dhaniya
Telugu name: Dhaniyalu
Bengali name: Dhane
Gujarati name: Dhana
Tamil name: Kottamalli
Kannada name: Kotthambari
Malayalam name: Malli/Kothambala/Kothambalari
Arabian name: Kubjar, Kujwar
Farsi name: kashneer

Coriander seed and leaves – Ayurvedic medicinal properties:
Rasa (taste) – kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (bitter)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light to digest), Snigdha (unctuous, oily)
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Madhura (sweet)
Veerya (potency) – Ushna (hot)
Effect on Tridosha: Tridoshahara – it balances all the three Doshas.

The wet / fresh variety is similar to the dry, it is especially useful in treating Pitta aggravation.

Part used: fruits, whole plant, leaves
Dose: Fruit powder – 3 – 6 grams
Cold infusion – 10– 30 ml per day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.


  • The cold infusion of Dhanyaka mixed with sugar and taken in morning alleviates even severe burning sensation immediately.
  • Decoction of Dhanyaka  and Patola acts as appetizer , expectorant, carminative of Pitta and Vata, antipyretic, digestive and purgative.
  • In order to improve the digestive fire, one suffering from fevers should yake water processed with Dhanyaka 2 parts and Shunti one part
  • Decoction or Dhanyaka and Shunti, added with lemon juice and Sugar is useful in fever of autumn.


  • Decoction of Dhanyaka, Balaka, Shunti, and Bilva alleviates ama shoola,  constipation. this is digestive and appetizer also.
  • Ghee processed with 4 time of water and Dhanyaka paste should be given in diarrhoea caused by Paittika and associated with pain it is also appetizer and digestive.
  • Water processed with Dhanyaka and Balaka should be given to those suffering from thirst burning sensation and diarrhoea.

Water processed with Dhanyaka and Shunti alleviates indigestion caused by Ama and it is diuretic also.

The physician should prescribe water processed with Kantakari or Shunti and Dhanyaka acts as carminative of wind and stool.

One should take water boiled with Dhanyaka

Dhanyaka pounded and mixed with sour and salt is useful in vomiting

Powder consisting of Dhanyaka, Ativisha, Kantaka srungi and Gaja pippali should be taken with honey in vomiting, diarrhea of children.

Dhanyaka Hima

In thirst emerging as a complication in other diseases cold infision of Dhanyaka with honey and sugar is useful

Amavata – Rheumatoid arthritis
Decoction of Dhanyaka and shunti is digestive and appetizer, in combination with Eranda root it removes pain of Amavata

Vatarakta – Gout
Dhanyaka 10 gm and Jeeraka 20 gm cooked with Jaggery should be given to eat the patient of Vatarakta.

Cough and asthma in children
Dhanyaka mixed with sugar should be given with rice water in treatment of Asthma and cough of children.