Coriander also called Dhaniya in Ayurveda. It is a highly cooling herb and will reduce pitta by its cooling action.

Coriander can be used as:

  • fresh leaves
  • dried leaf powder
  • coriander seeds
  • seed powder
  • As juice or added to smoothies or juices


Fresh Coriander is mainly used to garnish foods in Ayurveda. Coriander seeds are used in a number of spice mixes that are used for cooking ayurvedic food.

The juice of coriander can be used for:

  • Nose bleeds ( a few drops in the nostrils)
  • Acid reflux
  • As a liver flushing remedy like a smoothie or fresh juice
  • Coriander paste can be applied locally to cool down the skin, such as acne rosacea or heat stroke. It can be used on swelling that is red and inflamed.