Coriander Seeds – Dhanyaka
Coriander seeds are tridoshic in Ayurveda. They are astringent and bitter, which makes them great for Pitta.
There qualities are laghu (light) and snigdha (oily) and their effect on the body is rejuvenating. The seeds are
used extensively in Ayurveda to improve digestion, to relieve heat in the body, help with asthma and can
be useful for malabsorption issues. Research in modern medicine says it may help control blood sugar.
As summer comes to an end coriander seed water can be useful for the excess heat that has built up
in the body, especially for the Pitta constitution. Here is a simple recipe for the body heat.
1 part coriander seeds (10 gram)
6 parts water ( 60 grams) ½ cup
Crush the seeds and add hot water. Let sit overnight and in the morning drain and add a small amount of
jaggery or maple syrup. Enjoy
Use in cumin, coriander and fennel tea. Recipe in the last blog. Or
10 grams ( 3 tsp) coriander seeds
1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
½ tsp. jaggery
Crush seeds and ginger. Add 1/2 cup of hot waterwater. Let cool and enjoy before meals.
Mix equal parts coriander seeds, ginger and castor roots. Add water.