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Benefits of Coriander And Its Side Effects

Coriander, also commonly known as cilantro and dhaniya is an herb with extensive culinary use especially for garnishing. It is used in the raw form fresh or dried to enhance the taste and add aroma to the food. It is a highly effective herb widely used to aid with problems like anemia, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, skin disorders, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis and for eye care.

Benefits of Coriander And Its Side Effects

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Coriander
Nutritional Value of Coriander
Health Benefits of Coriander
Keeps cholesterol level in check
Cures diarrhea
Prevents from allergies
Soothes inflammation of the skin
Makes bones healthy
Treats smallpox
Maintains blood pressure
Cure for mouth ulcers
Keeps anemia at bay
Prevents from the bacteria Salmonella
Improves cardiovascular health
Renders calm sleep
Uses of Coriander
Side-Effects & Allergies of Coriander
Cultivation of Coriander

Coriander

The coriander plant is soft and slender with all its parts being highly useful and of nutritional essence. It has a distinct freshening flavor and leaves behind a lime like aroma in the mouth. It has a distinctive flavor which is a mix of aromatic, slightly peppery and citrus like sweet. It is an important ingredient used in Indian cuisine in the preparation of meat, in salads, beverages and for garnishing of some deserts. It has been widely used in the fields of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

Nutritional Value of Coriander

Coriander is rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, dietary minerals and fibers. It contains minerals like manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium and selenium. The essential oils present in the herb are known to stunt bacterial production and multiplication. Rich in ascorbic acid and 11 types of essential oils that render antirheumatic and antiarthritic properties to coriander, the herb on a whole is packed with nutritional benefits.

Health Benefits of Coriander

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Coriander
Health Benefits of Coriander

Keeps cholesterol level in check

The acids present in coriander – ascorbic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid are known to be highly efficient in reducing the cholesterol levels of the body. It ensures that there is no cholesterol deposition along the walls of arteries and veins that could lead to chronic problems like heart attack, strokes and artherosclerosis. At the same time, coriander enables a rise in levels of healthy cholesterol that prevent the body from of serious health conditions.

Cures diarrhea

Coriander consumption aids in digestion, enhances liver functions and eliminates fungal and microbial invasion that cause diarrhea. Oils such as borneol and linalool help prevent nausea, vomiting and stomach disorders.

Prevents from allergies

Owing to the presence of anti-histamine properties, coriander is an efficient herb to treat seasonal allergies and hay fever. It is known to prevent skin infections in addition to keeping at bay problems like hives, throat swelling, anaphylaxis, etc.

Soothes inflammation of the skin

Cineole present in coriander lends antirheumatic and antiarthritic properties. These properties enable the herb to reduce swelling caused due to kidney disorders, anemia, arthritis, etc. It enables the body to flush out toxins by inducing frequent urination. This makes the skin healthy, improves body functioning and an overall healthy body.

Makes bones healthy

Coriander is rich in calcium and other compounds that are imperative for the development and durability of bones. It tackles symptoms causing osteoporosis and other debilitating diseases that affect bone strength. The center part of the coriander leaf contains calcium in high concentration.

Treats smallpox

The essential oils that coriander is composed of are rich in antimicrobial, anti-infectious and antioxidant properties in addition to the high levels of vitamin C and iron presence. These nutrients come together to treat and prevent small pox. Vitamin C is widely known as a cure to smallpox which is abundantly present in coriander.

Maintains blood pressure

Research suggests that consumption of coriander is extremely beneficial for people suffering from hypertension. It lowers the blood pressure by means of the acetylcholine process that is a result of an interaction between the calcium ions and cholinergic. Coriander also eliminates risk of cardiovascular disorders strokes and heart attacks since it helps relax the tension formed in the blood vessels.

Cure for mouth ulcers

Coriander is a highly effective antiseptic owing to the presence of the essential oil as its component called citronelol. In addition to citronelol, the other components present in coriander too have antimicrobial properties that prevent and heal ulcers and wounds in the mouth. It also eliminates bad breath and is a common ingredient in the preparation of toothpastes.

Keeps anemia at bay

People suffering from anemia require a steady flow of the mineral iron into their body. Coriander is richly composed of the mineral and thus prevents problems like short breath, fatigue, increase in heart rate and abnormal cognitive functions. Coriander essential oils and iron boost energy, strength, bone health and organ functioning.

Prevents from the bacteria Salmonella

Coriander is an extremely powerful antibiotic and twice as efficient as required to fight the deadly bacteria Salmonella. Owing to the abundance of dodecenal present in coriander, it helps prevent the body from contracting any problems spread by the said bacteria. Salmonella is known to cause rather horrible and sometimes even fatal disorders. Hence, adding coriander to the diet comes a long way in steering clear from problems that the bacteria has potential to cause.

Improves cardiovascular health

Coriander is richly composed of essential oils, antioxidants, dietary fiber and vitamins in addition to the herb being cholesterol free. IT helps in increasing the good cholesterol levels in the body while initiating the decrease in bad cholesterol levels. This ensures that there is no accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries and is beneficial for people suffering from heart diseases, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular problems.

Renders calm sleep

Coriander has calming properties. It reduces stress, anxiety and induces relaxation thus helping get a calm and peaceful sleep.

Uses of Coriander

Coriander is rich in essential oils and antibiotic, antihistamine and antioxidant properties that help it to keep problems like obesity, hypertension, anxiety, restlessness, etc. at bay. It prevents and cures from anemia, mouth ulcers, allergies, small pox, blood pressure and diarrhea. It is a clean and healthy route to treatment and fitness. It I also known to enhance libido, protects the liver and prevents from spasms.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Coriander

Coriander has been rarely seen to harm the body. It some individuals, it was seen to cause irritation of the skin and making the skin prone to sunburn. Pregnant women should avoid excess consumption of coriander without consulting with a trained medical professional.

Cultivation of Coriander

Coriander is widely grown in southern Europe, southwest Asia and northern Africa whereas it was believed to be first cultivated in Greece. It grows to a height of 50 centimeters in the form of a slender feathery plant with flowery stems. Dried seeds and fresh leaves of the plant find high usage in culinary field.

Popular Questions & Answers

I get severe stomach pain, stomach starts burning during periods which is uncontrollable. I do need any suggestions which can help me to get rid of it. I take few pills like meftal spas and aceclo spas which I want to avoid as it takes time to cure. Kindly provide any natural or Ayurvedic remedy so that it doesn't have any side effects.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), C.R.A.V
Ayurveda, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, There are some Ayurvedic herbal remedies which would be really helping in finding a solution for your problem. Reduce all spicy, salty, sour food items in your diet. In vegetables prefer carrot, beetroot, beans, bitter gourd, cucumber, pumpkin etc. Avoid pickles and non vegetarian food items completely from your diet for at least 2 months. Please have Satavaree gulam 1tsp daily at bed time for at least 3 months. Wishing you a good health.

I am very fat, am doing exercise, walking but no use of it, what should I do to loss the weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
"When you are up to lose your weight, you not only have to keep your digestive system intact and break down all accumulated fat of your body but also remove all the toxins from your body. When you get rid of the toxins, you allow all your body’s systems function to their full capacity, including metabolism. So, make this detox tea every day in the morning and sip it hot or warm throughout the day. You will need: Cumin seeds- ½ tsp +Coriander seeds- ½ tsp + Fennel seeds- ½ tsp + Water- 4 cups -Thermos flask- 1 Directions: In the morning, boil 4 cups of water. Add cumin, coriander and fennel seeds to the boiling water. Allow it to boil for about five more minutes. Then strain the tea and store in a thermos flask. Now have this tea in small amounts all through the day. It should be tolerably hot or at least warm when you have it."

If a person is suffering from heavy acidity problems how to overcome the acidity problems and what problems accure because of acidity.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi lybrate-user, Hi Lybrate-user, you should do pranayama ,follow diet plans and panchkarma treatment helps you. Avoid habit of smoking, tea or coffee. Should be avoid salty, spicy excessive sour and non veg. Take more water and liquid like buttermilk, coconut water. Also take leafy vegetables, full of fibre diet, oats, cereal etc. As per Ayurveda Eat sweet taste of food more can you help. In morning take 200 ml water boil low flame to reduce 100 ml. Leave sometime make it warm then add 2 teaspoons honey and drink it. You can also do this at your home: take 12-15 dry black grapes wash with plain water 1 teaspoon sugarcane 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds soak overnight in 100 ml water. In morning take empty stomach. Eat anything aft one hour. For further details to permanent cure can take an online consultation.

Meri pitt parkati hai. Mujhe kabj or gas ki problam hai. Pet hamesa heavy rahta hai. Kya kru Dr. sahab.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi lybrate-user, you should do pranayama ,follow diet plans and panchkarma treatment helps you. Avoid habit of smoking, tea or coffee. Should be avoid salty, spicy excessive sour and non veg. Take more water and liquid like buttermilk, coconut water. Also take leafy vegetables, full of fibre diet, oats, cereal etc. As per Ayurveda Eat sweet taste of food more can you help. In morning take 200 ml water boil low flame to reduce 100 ml. Leave sometime make it warm then add 2 teaspoons honey and drink it. You can also do this at your home: take 12-15 dry black grapes wash with plain water 1 teaspoon sugarcane 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds soak overnight in 100 ml water. In morning take empty stomach. Eat anything aft one hour. You should have take 1/2 teaspoon power of nutmeg 200 ml hot milk 1/2 teaspoon sugarcane before one hour of sleep. Your medical condition anxiety also some responsible to create problems like this. For further details to permanent cure can take an online consultation.
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I was a drugs (painkillers spasm-proxyvon caps + 1×100 ml codeine phosphate cough syrup) addicted approx 12-years, my addiction period is since 2002 to 2010,(recovery period is 3-years at middle) then 2013 to February 2017. But now I leave all of these drugs in present since 8- months. My major problems are so many:-- 1. Higher pain in all parts of body even headache. 2. Weakness, tiredness and I didn't walk for 2 to 3 minutes in road because of higher pain. 3. My sexual strength are almost damaged, my inter-course (having sex) time is just 20 to 25 seconds, (at past I was doing twice a day of masturbating, I got nightfall 4-times in a week. 4. I didn't get sleep at right time, but whenever I take sleep it will be 12 to 14 hours. 5. Having gas, constipation and the time of digestion is long that's why I didn't eat properly Doctors guide me as your own please. Help me.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda,
Thanks for contacting with your health concern 1. The symptoms which you have mentioned looks to be due to 'withdrawal symptoms' of the drugs thus i. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation but also Pranayam [anulom vilom] which will strengthen the relaxation response of body as opposed to stress response. Ii. Yoga poses [Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Janu Shirsasana, Paschimottanasana, Hastapadasana], hot shower and massage are simple techniques to overcome anxiety. Iii. Avoid: alcohol, pepper, garam masala, mustard oil, pickles, rye, spicy food, anger, grief, fear, late night waking, garlic, ginger, onion. Take: mint, coriander, tomato, and cumin, plenty of water, vitamins and mineral supplements, apple, banana, grapes, dates iv.Lemon juice mixed with sugar in a glass of water helps release stress removing hormones from the body and bring mind at peace/rest. And eat 2 spoons coriander [Dhaniya] seeds with 2 spoons of sugar candy [mishri] v.Apple, almond, banana, broccoli, can notaloupe, melon, carrot, cashew nut, corn, cauliflower, grapes, guava, lemon, mango, orange, pineapple, soybean, spinach have antioxidant and detoxifying properties so take them in plenty. PS. For medicine aspect regarding your said symptoms kindly consult me on Lybrate itself.
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4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

Bachelor In Clinical Nutrition and Dieteics, Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

How to reduce sodium consumption through diet

Minerals and salts are important parts of our daily diets. These minerals play significant roles in the functioning of the human body but, if found in excess, they might adversely impact your health. One such mineral is sodium, which is abundant in most food sources.

Sodium is present in every food in the form of salt. Most forms of meat, canned vegetables and soup, junk food and pickles are some examples of food which are naturally high in sodium. Apart from this, any cooked food will have salt crystals within it. Medical research has shown that most people consume more sodium than what is recommended.

Ill-Effects of Sodium Intake in Excess

  • The most common problem caused by the excessive consumption of sodium is high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure, apart from being the cause of strokes can also affect internal organs like kidneys and cause renal failure over time.
  • It can also be detrimental to the heart and be a contributing factor to heart conditions as well.

Here are some of the ways through which you can reduce sodium intake through changes in diet.

  1. Increasing the intake of fruits within the diet - Inclusion of more fresh fruits in your diet will reduce the amount of sodium consumption. Canned and processed fruits may increase sodium consumption and hence should be reduced.
  2. Changing to fresh unprocessed meats - Certain processed and packaged meats such as in snacks and fast foods should be avoided as they have high sodium content. Hence, consumption of fresh meat instead of processed meat is an effective way to reduce your daily sodium intake. If a food item keeps well in the fridge for days or weeks, that's a tip off that the sodium content is too high.
  3. Including more leafy vegetables in your diet - Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and celery have a lot of water and also help reduce the sodium intake in your body.
  4. Drinking plenty of water - Sodium levels can rise within the body when it is dehydrated. Thus, it is prudent to always keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  5. Check food labels - Begin reading food labels as a matter of course. Sodium content is always listed on the label. Sometimes the high sugar content in a product like apple pie can mask the high sodium content so it's important to check every label for sodium content.
  6. Add spices - Add spices to your food. Instead of salt, try coriander, black pepper, nutmeg, parsley, cumin, cilantro, ginger, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, tarragon, garlic or onion powder, bay leaf, oregano, dry mustard, or dill. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
4 Natural Remedies That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol!

Cholesterol is a type of fatty acid that is produced by the liver. The body uses cholesterol to perform various activities such as synthesizing of hormones, bile acid and vitamin D. The natural approach of balancing cholesterol is not only to curb the cholesterol amount, but also to strictly control diet so that the secretion of cholesterol can be curtailed.

Here are a few natural tips that can help to lower cholesterol and restore normal body function of the body:

  1. Coriander: Coriander is considered to be one of the best herbal diuretic agents. It can revitalize the kidneys and help them perform better in terms of excretion of waste. The kidney, therefore, can flush the excess cholesterol from the body. Coriander can be consumed along with food on a daily basis.
  2. Garlic: Garlic again has been known to mankind for centuries and is extremely beneficial for people suffering from high cholesterol. Two cloves of garlic on a daily basis can completely neutralize the effect of high cholesterol in the blood. Apart from freeing up arteries, garlic has multiple other health benefits.
  3. Orange juice: Drinking Orange juice is an excellent way of reducing blood cholesterol level as it contains vitamin C, folate and flavonoids. Further, as per a study published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it is found that 750 ml of orange juice daily can help increase HDL, which is the good cholesterol in the body and it also reduces the LDL/ HDL ratio in people. 
  4. Holy basil or tulsi: Holy basil is another popular and traditional Indian hub that is extensively used to treat high cholesterol in the bloodstream. They can eliminate excess cholesterol through the kidneys. It is used for preparing multiple medicines. It is a proven medicinal herb that is very efficient in dealing with excess cholesterol in the blood. They have the ability to disintegrate cholesterol from the body. 2-3 leaves of tulsi can be consumed on a daily basis. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Acne - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

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Acne - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Yauvan pidika or acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin disorder which is prevalent in both males and females. When the sebaceous glands present on skin produce excessive sebum, the hair follicles present on skin get clogged leading to the formation of acne. According to ayurveda, kapha, pitta & rakta and meda or fat dhathu are responsible for producing acne.

Ayurvedic treatment aims to eliminate the problem from its root. Herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and Kushta (Saussurea lappa) are known for their properties to reduce acne. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Chandana (Santalum album) are also effective in treating acne. The application of Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans) and Khas-Khas (Vetiveria zizanioides) is believed to provide satisfactory results. Neem (Azadirachta indica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) are known for their blood purifying properties, which can lessen the occurrence of acne and pimple in the long run.

The following are some of the ayurvedic remedies for treating acne:

  1. To reduce the growth of pimple, rub powder of jamun (Syzygium cumini) seed and apply it on the pimple.
  2. The peel of orange has medicinal properties that can be used effectively in the treatment of pimple. Make a paste of orange peel powder and rose water; apply it on your face on a regular basis. It is an effective remedy that cures acne and improves the skin tone.
  3. To achieve an immediate result, apply a paste of lodhra (symplocos crateigodies), vach (acorus calamus) and dhania (coriander). Improvement will be noticed within 7 days.
  4. A paste of red chandan (red sandalwood) and jaiphal (nutmeg) are also effective in reducing the appearance of acne and pimples.
  5. Apply a paste of masoor dal (red lentils) with milk, ghee and camphor on your face. It reduces the appearance of acne and clears the scars which are left behind.
  6. Prepare a paste of lemon, kalaunji (seeds of fennel flower) and milk. Apply it on your face on a regular basis before going to bed. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning. This remedy ensures speedy disappearance of acne.
  7. Make a mixture of nimbu (lemon), extracts of tulsi (basil) and black kasundi (coffee pods), dry it in sun and apply the mixture on face. It is a powerful remedy that is known to cure the problem of acne.

Besides these home remedies, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will also enable you to reduce the risk of recurrent acne. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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6 Amazing At Home Detox Drinks For You!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
6 Amazing At Home Detox Drinks For You!

The season of winter is all about enjoyment and is full of fun and festivities. As we while away our time enjoying, our body works its own course of eliminating toxic substances from the organs. But there is always a way to make things better. In other words, the process of clearing toxins is known as detoxification and what better way could be there than Ayurveda. During the process of detoxification, there are certain things that should be avoided like sugar, alcohol, caffeine, gluten, soda, etc.

Why choose the ayurvedic way?
It is the natural process through which the body cleanses naturally without undergoing any turmoil due to side effects. During winter, it is a challenge to detoxify as we consume more in order to keep ourselves warm. Ayurveda’s detoxification methods are safe and trusted for centuries.

Why is winter detoxification necessary?
During winter, we require more energy but due to toxins and more food consumption for a warmer body, the digestive system and the immune system are weakened thus making people more vulnerable to sickness. Winter detoxification helps one to control the energy level and makes the person stay fit, healthy and energised. Detoxification cleanses the digestive system and improves the immune system and also helps in losing weight by flushing out the excess fat from the body.

Detoxifying ayurvedic drinks
Natural ayurvedic drinks prepared at home help in retrieving one's healthy self by detoxifying the body's systems. Also, consuming such preparations regularly will offer continual benefits.

  1. Coriander, lemon and green tea: The combination of coriander, lemon and green tea helps in balancing the fundamentals of the body. This preparation, again, can be consumed every day. It delays the onset of ageing and also remarkably reduces the visible signs of ageing on the skin.
  2. Lime water with pepper: A glass of warm water mixed with lemon juice and a pinch of pepper powder works wonders on an empty stomach. It helps in detoxifying and improving the digestive system.
  3. Vegetable juice: Vegetables like carrots and spinach that is widely available in winters can be used in preparing juices. The vegetables, when combined with Apple, Celery, and ginger, is a drink that offers many medicinal benefits and tasty as well.
  4. Lemon ginger water: The combination of lemon and ginger is said to be one of the healthiest ayurvedic drink to help detox your body during winter. Take a glass of warm water mixed with ginger and lemon juice. This helps have a healthy and clean digestive system.
  5. Aloe vera juice: Aloe vera is yet another nature's gift that helps in flushing out toxins. A bit of aloe vera gel mixed with water or orange juice have been working wonders in detoxification for centuries. It is another healthy winter drink.
  6. Amla juice: Amla is said to be the best aid in losing weight and boosts up the immune system. Amlas soaked in water overnight and blended in a mixer can be taken thrice every day. The juice has a tangy taste but is effective.

To combat winter, Ayurvedic detox drinks are always handy and helpful.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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10 Effective Tips To Help You Stay Healthy During Navaratri Fasting!

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10 Effective Tips To Help You Stay Healthy During Navaratri Fasting!

Navaratri is just around the corner, and it will culminate into Dussehra. Each of the nine days of the festival is dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti.

It is a time of fasting, and it is considered to be the best time to cleanse the body and make the body stronger. Most people who undergo fasting do not consume pulse, grain, and meat during this period which would make the body devoid of essential nutrients. It is important to make the most of this time, it’s also important to stay healthy and maintain a diet that helps you get through the coming 9 days of continuous fasting. Hence, here is an insight into how to carry on with the fasting and enjoy the festive spirit healthily.

Tips To Fasting In A Healthy Way!

  1. It is always better to eat small meals instead of complete starvation. This will help in maintaining the proper amount of blood glucose level and ensure that one does not get tired easily.
  2. Unless you are on a 'nirjal vrat' (fast where you don't even have water), keep yourself hydrated. It is always good to keep the body hydrated by drinking lots of water. Other liquids like coconut water, buttermilk, green tea and lemon water are healthy additions.
  3. As the body is devoid of any regular source of protein during this time, the diet can comprise Amaranth, which is an excellent source of protein. Amaranth porridge with milk or daliya with lots of vegetables can just fuel up the body for the whole day.
  4. High carbohydrate foods like potatoes and sabudana should be combined with fibrous vegetables like cabbage, tomatoes, capsicum, bottle gourd, etc.
  5. The vegetables should be roasted, grilled or baked instead of deep-frying them.
  6. To make up for the deficiency of carbohydrates and protein, you can also make chapattis or pooris with the help of Kuttu. Samak rice is also very good for the digestive system during this time. It should be accompanied with lots of vegetables.
  7. The craving for sweet can be met by fruits, apple kheer, Samak rice kheer, and raita. One should not go for food which is deep-fried or those easily available packets of salted snacks. This is because they are high in salt and fat content. Almonds, raisins or walnuts can be taken in.
  8. Refined sugar should never be used and should be substituted with healthy alternatives like jaggery or honey.
  9. During this time, if a heavy lunch is taken, the dinner should be kept light.
  10. While cooking food, rock salt or sendha namak should be the only salt which is used. It helps in keeping the blood pressure levels in control and also helps in better absorption of minerals.

Fasting is an age-old phenomenon, practiced for ages for religious purposes aimed at improving good health if done right. Embrace the joy of festival with the best of fasting recipes. From old favorurites to new ones, indulge in a lot more than just a usual fare-

#Recipe1: Banana Walnut Lassi Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-fat yoghurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3-4 walnuts (or include Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pine nuts)
  • 1 tsp seeds (mix of flax seeds and sesame seeds)
  • 1-2 tsp honey

Method-

  1. Step-I In a food processor, pour yoghurt, whey powder, flax seed, sesame seeds, walnuts, honey and bananas.
  2. Step-II Blend it well till smooth and creamy.
  3. Step-III Transfer into a glass and garnish with chopped walnuts before serving.

#Recipe2: Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sabudana (sago)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (roasted)
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
  • 3-4 sabut lal Mirch (whole dried red pepper)
  • 1 sprig kadhi patta (curry leaves)
  • 2 tsp or to taste sendha Namak (white rock salt)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp hara dhania (coriander leaves)
  • 1 tsp green chillies, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Method-

  1. Step-I Soak Sabudana in water for about an hour.
  2. Step-II Drain, then spread over a thick cloth for about 1hour. It is important for the water to drain out very well and there should be no moisture.
  3. Step-III In a bowl, mix sabudana, peanuts, sendha namak or rock salt, and chilli powder very well, so that it is coated well with this mixture.
  4. Step-IV Heat the ghee and add zeera, lal mirch and kadhi patta.
  5. Step-V When mirch darkens a bit, add sabudana mixture and turn around over low heat till cooked through.
  6. Step-VI Take it off the heat, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Step-VII Serve garnished with the coriander leaves and green chillies.

#Recipe3: Sabudana Bhel Recipe
Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup sabudana 
  • 1 medium-sized potato (boiled and peeled)
  • 1 pinch red chili powder 
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts 
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • few drops of lemon juice or as required
  • rock salt or sendha namak as required

Method-

  1. Step-I Soak the sabudana in enough water overnight or for 4-5 hours.
  2. Step-II In a pan, dry roast the peanuts till they are browned and crisp. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Step-III In the same pan, roast the cashews till golden. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Step-IV Heat 2 tsp of oil in the same pan. Add the sabudana and continue to stir while sauting them.
  5. Step-V Stir and cook till the sabudana pearls become transparent, softened and completely cooked.
  6. Step-VI Mix the mashed boiled potatoes, peanuts, cashews, coriander leaves, lemon juice, rock salt, red chili powder.
  7. Step-VII Garnish with a few coriander leaves and serve the sabudana bhel in bowls.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Table of Content

Coriander
Nutritional Value of Coriander
Health Benefits of Coriander
Keeps cholesterol level in check
Cures diarrhea
Prevents from allergies
Soothes inflammation of the skin
Makes bones healthy
Treats smallpox
Maintains blood pressure
Cure for mouth ulcers
Keeps anemia at bay
Prevents from the bacteria Salmonella
Improves cardiovascular health
Renders calm sleep
Uses of Coriander
Side-Effects & Allergies of Coriander
Cultivation of Coriander