Coriander (धनिया ) is a spice produced from the round, tan-colored seeds of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum), which is a member of the parsley family. The word coriander can be used to describe the entire plant: leaves, stems, seeds, and all. Health Benefits
Coriander has been used in traditional medicine for stomach ailments. It is sometimes included in teas that are designed to help relieve constipation. Research is being done to see if it has any verified health benefits for conditions such as diabetes. Fresh cilantro greens provide fiber and phytonutrients, while the seeds have a small amount of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Coriander is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as Chinese parsley or dhania, and in the United States the stems and leaves are usually called cilantro. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.