A Monographic Profile of Coriandrum sativum Linn. : An Official Drug of Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha Systems of Medicine

Nitin Rai, Rajeev Kr. Sharma and A.K. Verma

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2012, Vol. 7 No. 1, Pages 71-86

Abstract

Coriandrum sativum (L.) is widely used as drug in Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha Systems of medicine. The drug (dried fruit), which is aromatic, carminative, digestive and laxative, is chiefly used as spice in commerce. Very few clinical studies on modern lives have been conducted on this drug. The approved modern therapeutic application for coriander is

based on its long history of use in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha systems of Medicine. The present studies deal with detailed pharmacognosy and review the related aspects of this important drug.

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