Coriandrum sativumCoriander contains cineole and linoleic acid as two compounds that help to reduce symptoms of arthritis and inflammation. The seeds are a diuretic and help the kidneys remove excess water from the body, helping to reduce edema. Coriander helps to raise the levels of healthy cholesterol (HDL). Like many culinary spices, coriander is not alone in the fight of regulating digestion and also symptoms of diarrhea. The antiseptic properties help with soothing ulcers in the mouth and it is a common ingredient in toothpastes. Looking to build blood due to anemia or bone strengthening? Coriander has both high contents of iron and is a rich source of calcium!