22 Benefits of Coriander Leaves for Our Health

√ Scientific Checked Pass quality checked by advisor, read our quality control guidelance for more info

Coriander is one of the famous spices in Asia, especially in Indonesia. Like many others spices, coriander, especially its leaves, has surprisingly benefits for our health. Coriander leaves is one of the important herbs that brings significant benefits for our body.

1. Effective Antibiotics.

Coriander leaves is good for antibiotics to overcome digestive problem, such as diarrhoea that is caused by patogen bacteria. This is because they contain borneol chemical substance that is able to eradicate E.coli bacteria. Acts as natural antibiotics, coriander is beneficial to overcome various health problems such as gastric inflammation, measles, hemorrhoids, dizzy, flu, high blood pressure, breast inflammation, vomit and impotence.

They also contain antibiotic substance, dodecenal. Dodecenal is double effective for gentamisin. It is an antibiotics for eradicating food bacteria, salmonella.

2. Perfect Antioxidant

The antioxidant activity of coriander leaves have been proven in many researches. This is because caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid that are able to hamper free radical that causes oxidation, especially in our skin. Therefore, consuming coriander leaves as our daily menu can protect our skin from wrinkles because of the process of dangerous free radicals.

3. Anti Cancer

Health Benefits of Coriander Leaves for anti cancer is proven by many scientist. It is an anti cancer agent. The antioxidants in coriander leaves, includes beta carotene, vitamin C and E, caffeic acid, ferulic, quercetin, kaempferold are extremely beneficial for eradicating cancer. Those substances work effectively to reduce the oxidative stress risk because of cancer.

4. Healing Skin Inflammation and Other Skin Problems.

Cineole, one of the 11 essential oil components, and linoleat acid are found in coriander leaves. Those two substances have anti rheumatoid arthritis and anti rheumatism. Coriander leaves is effective to reduce skin inflammation. Besides, it contains atsiri oil that is anti microbe. It is very useful for healing fungi infection and bacteria infection. It also contains disinfectant, antiseptic, anti fungi. Its antioxidant is powerful for healing eczema and other skin problems.

5. Reducing High Blood Pressure.

Consuming coriander leaves if effectively proven to reduce high blood pressure to hypertension patients. The interaction between ion calcium and cholinergic reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke.

6. Diarrhea

Some essential oil components in coriander leaves, such as Borneol dan Linalool, help our digestive system to perform better. It also increases our heart and stomach function. Those two substances are effective for healing dairrhoea because the components such as Cineole, Borneol, Limonene, Alpha-pinene and beta-phelandrene have anti bacteria effect. Coriander leaves is also useful for preventing nausea and vomit.

7. Reducing Cholesterol.

coriander leavesCholesterol is an essential fat that causes chronic disease, such as heart failure, stroke, and diabetes. Coriander leaves are able to reduce the blood level because they contain sodium and potassium. In coriander leaves are found various acid substances, such as linoleat acid, oleat acid,  palmitat acid, stearat acid and askorbat acid (vitamin C-). They are very effective in reducing cholesterol level in our blood.

They also reduce the bad cholesterol ( LDL ) level along artery and vein walls which can cause cardiovascular disease such as artherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke. Let alone their ability to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) that prevents us from suffering from another fatal cardiovascular disease.

8. Preventing and Healing Anemia.

They contain iron that is helpful for anemia patient. Low iron content in our blood causes respiratory problem, extreme fatigue and abnormal heart beating. Iron is also important for keeping our bones healthy.

9. Keeping Our Eyes Healthy.

Since they contain beta-carotene and anti oxidant, they are good for increasing our vision ability because of macula degeneration and cataract.

10. Healing Mouth Ulcer.

Citronelol in coriander leaves acts as a good anti septic.  They are effective for curing mouth ulcers. Coriander leaves make healing process faster and makes our breath fresher. Even though it is not mainstream, coriander leaves is used as toothpaste natural component. Far before toothpaste is found, coriander seed is used for reducing bad breath.

11. Detoxification.

Coriander leaves is used for heavy metal detoxofocation. It is effective for mercury and aluminum detoxification. Both heavy metals that accumulate in our body for a long period of time can cause infertility, autism, and dementia.

12. Preventing Insomnia.

The content of  fitonutrien and another substance in coriander leaves can balance the chemical substance in our body. These will make our nerves relax and bring us to deep sleep.

13. Urolithiasis (kidney stone).

Coriander leaves have a natural diuretic trait that helps to reduce the risk of suffering urolithiasis because it forces urine production. This also detoxifies our kidney so that we will not suffer from kidney stone.

14. Preventing Diabetes.

Coriander leaves stimulate the endocrine gland, increasing insulin secretion from pancreas which finally increase the insulin in our blood. This process manages precise assimilation and absorbs sugar in our blood. This is beneficial for diabetes patients because their sugar level reduces and their body metabolism performs well.

15. Menstrual Disruption.

Coriander leaves are a natural stimulant and manage the secretion from endocrine gland. This will bring hormonal impact that manages precise menstrual cycle and reduce the pain during menstruation.

16. Preventing Osteoporosis and Blood Freezing.

They contain high vitamin K that is good for keeping our bones healthy and prevent our blood from freezing.

17. Natural Body Perfume.

Because coriander leaves act as a detoxification agent, they can get rid of body smell that is caused by bacteria. Consuming coriander leaves is a good solution for people who have problem with their body odor.

18. Solving Digestive Problem.

Benefits of Coriander leaves are herbal plant that produces more digestive enzyme. Therefore, they solve bloated and another digestive problem. Coriander leaves is also useful for preventing nausea and vomit.

19. Eradicating Germ.

The alcohol in coriander leaves is able to eradicate virus and to dissolve fat skin that contains microorganism. The substance in coriander leaves that eradicate the germ in food, such as E.Coli bacteria shares the same benefit as the antibiotic given by the doctor.

20. Beautify Our Skin

Spreading a tea spoon of coriander powder that is extracted from coriander leaves into out meal every morning can reduce 30% risk of skin cancer. The substance in coriander leaves can eradicate free radicals that causes cancer because of the sun rays. Consuming coriander leaves regularly is good to protect our skin from wrinkles and another damage that is caused by ultraviolet.

21. Relaxation Therapy.

Like chocolate, coriander leaves also contain kaempferol substance that stimulates the formation of serotonin and dopamin substance. Both substances can make us happy. This is beneficial forovercoming stress naturally without consuming anti depression medicine. Besides, the substance can make the glucose burning process faster so that our body keeps less carbohydrate.

22. Reducing Weight.

Coriander leaves are best for reducing our weight. These are how:

  • Mince 60 gr of coriander leaves.
  • Put them in a big cup.
  • Pour 4 glasses of hot water and let it cold for 10 minutes.
  • Strain it and add 1 spoonful of honey, lemon
  • Drink this potion every morning before breakfast. (For having the best result, drink this 5 days).

Unfortunately, consuming coriander leaves too much can trigger allergy reaction to people who are sensitive to this spice.

The Side Effect of Coriander Leaves:

  • Heart Damage. Their antioxidant can increase bile secretion if they are not used properly and based on the suggested dosage. Over bile secretion will damage our heart.
  • Lost consciousness. Their ability to level down our blood pressure can make our consciousness lost.
  • Various Health Problems. Besides, consuming too much coriander leaves makes us suffer from stomachache, stomach cramp, diarrhoea, respiratory problem, chest pain, over skin sensitivity to sun rays, and dehydration.
  • Skin Irritation. Coriander leaves may be an allergen. But we can not easily detect them because it is often combined with spices.  In some cases, the usage of coriander leaves causes skin irritation.


Expectant mothers are suggested not to consume coriander leaves even though some of them state that they increase the production of breast milk. They are advised to consult the doctor before putting coriander as part of their diet and they should be aware to the response of their body.

Considering coriander leaves as part of our diet is good. However, we should be aware of the side effect they might bring. It is important for us to notice the response given by our body.