Daanyak, Cori- ander/Cilantro, Dhania, Coriandrum sativum Linn

Sanskrit: Dhányak

Daanyak

Hindi: Dhania

English: Cori- ander/Cilantro

Latin: Coriandrum sativum Linn. Part Used: Seeds, leaves

Habitat: Com- mon throughout India Energetics: Bit-ter, pungent- cold-pungent  VPK=

Tissues: Blood, muscle, plasma Systems: Diges- tive, respiratory, urinary

Action: Alterative, antibilious, aphrodisiac, aro- matic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic, tonic

Uses: Main herb digestive and skin/rash prob- lems. Griping, flatulent colic, rheumatism, neural- gia, indigestion, vomiting, intestinal disorders, re- moves excess Kapha, eyewash, conjunctivitis, re- lieves internal heat and thirst, urogenital system (burning urethra, cystitis, infections, etc.), sore throat, allergies, for all Pitta disorders, burning,

juice for allergies, hay fever, and skin rashes (and externally as well); antidotes hot pungent foods, bleeding hemorrhoids. Externally—eye disorders. Preparation: Cilantro juice, infusions (hot and cold), powder

Precautions: Not to be used in extreme Váyu nerve tissue deficiency

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