Coriandrum Sativum

Coriander, Chinese Parsley

Uses: C, G, H, M, F

Parts Used: L, R, S

Culinary: Use foliage fresh, particularly in salads, Mexican and Chinese dishes, with beef, chicken or other poultry for an Oriental flavor. Leaves have a pungent smell, described as a cross between lemon peel and sage. Not worth freezing or drying leaves. Ground seeds can be used with peas, rich, meaty dishes. It has been used for preserving meats. Thai dishes use the roots.

Craft: Use seeds, or ground seeds in potpourri, they become more fragrant with age. Ground seeds can also be used in incense cones and powder. Coriander signifies hidden worth, in the language of flowers.

Household: Seeds are viable for 5 - 7 years. Attracts bees to the garden.

Medicinal: Seeds contain some anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Also has anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful for arthritis, muscle and joint pain. The essential oil can be stimulating.

Disclaimer: Rams Hill Farm only includes Medicinal & Cosmetic use as a reference. Rams Hill Farm does not claim any medical knowledge. Readers should consult their physician before using any herbs for medicinal purposes. They should research these herbs on their own for risks, dosages, concerns, etc., particularly if these are intended for any medicinal treatments.

Drying Herbs: Hang in warm, dark, well-ventilated area until herbs are crisp(about 2 weeks). Store in a cool, dark area away from heat. Crumble herbs only as needed to retain the best possible flavor. A screen may also be used to dry any leaves not on a stem. Alternatively, herbs may be left in the fridge for several weeks to dry, this helps to retain the best color and flavor. Microwaving may cause the herbs to loose flavor from the high heat.

Uses abbreviations: Culinary; COsmetic; CRaft; Household; Medicinal; Ornamental; Fragrance; Economic; everLasting; Dye plant; Butterfly, bird, bee plant; Native

Parts Used abbreviations: Bark, Flowers, FRuit, Leaves, Roots, Seeds

Herbs Geoffrey Burnie, Consultant Editor Fog City Press
Herb Bible McHoy, Peter & Pamela Westland
Kitchen Garden Planner Trout, Darrel Country Home Books
Potpourri Gardener James, Theodore, Jr Macmillian Publishing
Herb Society of America
Mountain Meadow Seeds
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