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Updated: Jan 11, 2023

Coriander is the Pitta doshas' best friend but in fact, also pacifies Vata and Kapha in varying degrees. A magic herb for healing on multiple fronts. In Ayurvedic medicine, both the leaf and the seed of coriander are used to treat imbalance in the body.

Coriander stimulates the digestion by igniting and strengthening the digestive fire or Agni, without creating acidity. Therefore, coriander is the optimum aid for supporting a weak digestive fire that presents with hyper-acidity - i.e. IBS, colic, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and ulcers. For bloating and flatulence, both or either the leaf and coriander seed can be an aid in treatment. Please find the recipe for Simple Mixed Veg with Cooling Greens here to positively assist an overheated and distressed digestive system.

Where coriander really comes to strength, is within its healing capabilities for the urinary system. Nothing beats coriander when treating urinary tract and bladder infections. Coriander cools, alkalises the urine, and flushes through infection effectively. Please access here the Coriander Cold Infusion - A Remedy for Urinary Tract and Bladder Infections.

Coriander seeds are also deeply healing for a body in a fever state, including the peak of fighting off a bacteria or virus, but also too, when the body is undergoing change like menopause with associated hot flushes. Please click here to access Coriander Seed Water - A Tonic for Excess Heat, for full information and the recipe.

The juice from coriander leaf can be used as an external application for allergic rashes of any kind but also too - internally for allergic rhinitis if there is excess heating, inflammation and swelling present. Please read the Medicinal Coriander Leaf Juice remedy with all guidelines provided on how to safely consume or apply the juice/paste to the body.


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly -

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