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Dhania: Coriandrum sativum

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Dhania Powder 2 oz

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Dhania Powder 1/2 Lb

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Dhania Capsules 60capsules

An Ayurveda herb to correct working of digestive and urinary system

A good cardiac tonic 

Beneficial in cough and respiratory distress 

Possesses anti diabetic and hypolipidemic properties 

Calms down the agitated mind and helps in improving memory

Common Name:
Coriander (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Dhanyak;
  • Chhatra;
  • Kustumburu;
  • Vitunnaka;
  • Dhania;

Lt. Name:
Coriandrum sativum - Umbelliferae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa: Kashaya (Astringent); Tikta (Bitter); Madhura (Sweet); Katu (Pungent)
  • Guna: Laghu (Light); Snigdha (Unctuous)
  • Virya: Ushna (Hot)
  • Vipaka: Madhura (Sweet)

Chemical composition of Dhania Powder:

Dhania Powder contains 84% water. Seeds contain 1 % volatile oil, 13 % stable oil, 13% resin, astringent principle, malic acid alkaloids; coriander oil contains coriandrol, jirenyol and vebriniol.

Effect of Dhania Powder on Tridoshas:

Dhania Powder pacifies all the three Dosha so it can be used effectively in treatment of diseases which originate from all the three Doshas.

Home Remedial Uses of Dhania Powder in Ayurveda:

  • Avrishya: Ayurveda clearly tells that when used in excess; Dhania Powder can cause infertility so excess use of Coriander seeds Powder should be avoided if a couple wishes for a healthy sexual life and planning for conception.
  • Mutralam: Coriander Seeds Powder supports kidneys and urinary system which results in production of more urine. Dhania Powder is recommended Ayurvedic herb for fluid retention.
  • Deepanam: Coriander Seeds Powder ignites the metabolic fire; it includes the fire component in digestive system as well as the at tissue level. So it is one of the best spices to stimulate digestion and boost metabolism.
  • Jwaraghnam: As per Ayurveda Jwara is not simply about fever; it includes most of the health issues out there which disturb a human being physically or psychologically. Coriander Seeds Powder corrects the basic metabolic fire thus benefits in metabolic disorders.
  • Rochanam: Coriander Seeds Powder is one of the best supplement to stimulate appetite.
  • Grahi: As Coriander Seeds Powder corrects the digestive system; a useful supplement for diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Trishna hara: According to Ayurveda; Coriander Seeds Powder helps in harmonizing all the three Dosha so it is useful in alleviating excessive thirst which is the resultant of aggravated Pitta Dosha.
  • Daha hara: By pacifying the Pitta Dosha Coriander Seeds Powder is a recommended supplement for burning sensation.
  • Shwash Kasa hara: Coriander Seeds Powder is a natural remedy for cough, asthma and respiratory distress.
  • Arsha Pranut: As per Ayurveda treatments; Piles are the resultant of disturbed digestive fire. Coriander Seeds Powder is a recommended supplement for piles as it corrects the digestive fire in all aspects.
  • Krimi pranut: Coriander Seeds Powder supports the immune system and a good anti microbial and anti infectious Ayurveda herb.
  • Chakshushya: Coriander Seeds Powder is a good supplement to improve vision.
  • Hrudya: Coriander seeds Powder is a good cardiac tonic.
  • Daurgandhya nashnam: Coriander Seeds Powder alleviates bad smell so it is of great use in bad breath.
  • Sroto Vishodhanam: Dhania Powder cleanses the nutritive channels of the body; a recommended Ayurvedic herb for detoxification.

Research done on Dhania Powder:

  • Anti Oxidant: Dhania Powder, like many spices, contains antioxidants, which can delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this spice. A study found both the leaves and seed to contain antioxidants. This supports Ayurveda for considering Dhania as a detoxifying Ayurveda herb.
  • Anti bacterial: Chemicals derived from Dhania were found to have antibacterial activity against S. choleraesuis, and this activity was found to be caused in part by these chemicals acting as nonionic surfactants.
  • Anti Anxiety: Experiments in mice support its use as an anxiolytic. Coriander seeds are used in traditional Indian medicine as a diuretic by boiling equal amounts of coriander seeds and cumin seeds, then cooling and consuming the resulting liquid. In holistic and traditional medicine, it is used as a carminative and as a digestive aid.
  • Anti Diabetic: A study on mice found Dhania extract had both insulin-releasing and insulin-like activity. An Ayurveda herb for Diabetes.
  • Hypolipidemic: Dhania seeds were found in a study on rats to have a significant hypolipidemic effect, resulting in lowering of levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides, and increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein. This effect appeared to be caused by increasing synthesis of bile by the liver and increasing the breakdown of cholesterol into other compounds.
  • Anti microbial: The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemical and antifungal activity of the essential oil from Coriandrum sativum L. (Apiaceae) against different Candida species. The essential oil (EO) was obtained by hydrodistillation and submitted to dry-column chromatography, resulting in six fractions, which were then submitted to TLC and GC–MS analysis. The main compounds identified were alcohols: 1-decanol (24.20%); 2E-decenol (18.00%); 2Z-dodecenol (17.60%); and aldehydes (89%). Antibacterial activity of the EO and its fractions was tested against five species of Candida albicans. The EO showed antimicrobial activity against all the species of Candida tested, except for Candida tropicalis CBS 94. Fractions 4 and 6 had a greater antibiotic spectrum, probably due to the presence of such alcohols as 3-hexenol, 1-decanol, 2E-decenol and 2Z-dodecenol. In conclusion, the EO and its fractions could be used as potential antimicrobial agents to treat or prevent Candida yeast infections.
    • Antimicrobial potential of Coriandrum sativum L. against different Candida species in vitro A.F. Begnamia, M.C.T. Duarteb, V. Furlettia, V.L.G. Rehderb,
  • Anti helmintic: The objective of the present work was to evaluate the in-vitro anthelmintic potency of the ethanolic extract and carbon tetrachloride extract of Coriandrum sativum Linn plant using Indian earthworms. The various concentrations (50, 100, and 150 mg/ml) of the ethanolic extract and carbon tetrachloride extract were tested in-vitro for anthelmintic potency by determination of time of paralysis and time of death of worm. Piperazine citrate (15mg/ml) used as standard. The result of present study indicates that the Coriandrum sativum Linn potentiate to paralyze earthworm and also caused its death after some time. The shortest time of paralysis was observed at higher dose (150 mg/ml) of both ethanolic extract and carbon tetrachloride were found to 28 min and 45 min respectively. The results of the study are comparable to standard Piperazine citrate. The result showed that ethanolic extract of Coriandrum sativum Linn took less time to cause paralysis of the earthworm than that of carbon tetrachloride extract Coriandrum sativum Linn. Thus the present study demonstrate that the Coriandrum sativum Linn. as an anthelmintic has been confirm as the ethanolic and carbon tetrachloride extracts of whole plant displayed activity against the earthworm used in study
    • Anthelmintic activity of extracts of coriandrum sativum linn. in Indian earthworm H. S. Chandan, A. R. Tapas, D. M. Sakarkar
  • Anti-Stress and Anti-Amnesic Effects: This study deals with the anti-stress and anti-amnestic properties of C. sativum extract in rats. Urinary levels of vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) and ascorbic acid were used to evaluate anti stress activity in rats, while conditioned avoidance response test in normal and scopolamine-induced amnesic rats was used to evaluate anti-amnesic effects. C. sativum extract was also evaluated for its antioxidant activities by inhibition of lipid peroxidation in brain and liver homogenates of the rats. Daily administration of C. sativum extract (100, 200 and 300 mg/kg body weight) 1 h prior to induction of stress significantly decreased the stress-induced urinary levels of and increased the ascorbic acid excretion levels in a dose-dependent fashion without affecting the normal levels in control groups. The amnesic deficits (acquisition, retention and recovery) induced by scopolamine (1mg/kg, i.p.) in rats was reversed by C. sativum dose dependently. The extract also inhibited lipid peroxidation in both rat liver and brain to a greater extent than the standard antioxidant, ascorbic acid. So Dhania may be useful remedy in the management of stress and stress related disorders on account of its multiple actions such as anti-stress, anti-amnestic and antioxidant effects.
    • Anti-Stress and Anti-Amnesic Effects of Coriandrum sativum Linn (Umbelliferae) Extract – an Experimental Study in Rats Sushruta Koppula and Dong Kug Cho

Useful part of Dhania:

Fruits; Whole plant (of fresh green plant); oil

Doses of Dhania:

Powder: 3-6gm; Cold infusion: 20-25 ml; Oil: 1-3 drops

Some important combinations of Dhania Powder in Ayurveda:

Dhanyakadi Hima; Dhanyapanchaka Kwatha

Best Recommended Uses of Dhania in Ayurveda:

  • As per Ayurveda; in disturbed metabolism decoction of Dhania and Shunthi should be taken in routine. It will digest the deposited Aama in the body; alleviate indigestion and cleanse the urinary system.
  • Dhania powder and powdered candy sugar should be given with Tandulodaka (water collected from boiled rice) in cough and respiratory distress.

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