Coriander

  • Denys J. Charles
Chapter

Abstract

Coriander is a strongly aromatic, erect, herbaceous annual herb with strong antioxidant activity and this antioxidant activity correlated well with the phenolic compounds. This chapter describes the botany, history, producing regions, flavor and aroma, parts used, and active constituents. The chapter also highlights the uses of coriander in different recipes around the world. Coriander has been reported to have antibacterial, spasmolytic, stomachic, carminative, antimicrobial, antifungal, cholesterol-lowering, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Finally the medicinal uses, functional properties, and antioxidant properties of coriander are discussed in great detail.

Keywords

Chlorophyll Glutathione Superoxide Adenosine Turkey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denys J. Charles
    • 1
  1. 1.Frontier Natural Products Co-opNorwayUSA

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