Coriandrum sativum L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 9

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Coriandrum sativum L.


Coriandrum sativum L. 


Myanmar: nannan, phat-kyi, ta-ner-hgaw. English: Chinese parsley, coriander.


Southern Europe. Cultivated in Myanmar (found as seasonal cultivar throughout country).


Seed: Soaked in water together with zee-hypu ( Phyllanthus emblica  ) in the early evening, strained the following morning and taken with rock candy to cure headaches; boiled with ginger and taken after meal to improve digestion; boiled with sugar, cooled and taken with rice washing water to treat symptoms of morning sickness in women, such as nausea, vomiting, and pain around heart; powder mixed with sugar and eaten to treat joint aches and pain. Seeds also chewed, and the liquid thus obtained swallowed to treat sore throat. Children can be given a mixture made with the liquid obtained from soaking the seeds and a small amount of sugar to treat bronchitis and asthma.


Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of the species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).


Agricultural Corporation (1980).