Many people in the United States suffer from hypertension. Almost all of the patients I see have it. If you don’t have it, maybe your parents or grandparents have it. Traditional medicine treats it with medication; but over in the Mediterranean, it is treated with diet and exercise. ‘Let food be thy medicine‘, and put some coriander to use!
Favorite foods in the American diet include macaroni and cheese, steaks, hamburgers, and doughnuts. These are high in fat and cholesterol. It is not at all surprising that so many in the U. S. suffer from hypertension. And one in three lose that battle to death. At times, when not managed appropriately it can lead to a stroke. And then quality of life is compromised as activities of daily can become very challenging. All of this can be avoided by a proper diet and exercise. Let’s explore what coriander brings to the table.
At first I was a little confused between coriander and cilantro. As a child, we used to flavor foods with coriander some, and the ground coriander had a nutty flavor. I liked it. And then there was cilantro which was fresh and green, not to mention very spicy. Surprisingly enough, coriander and cilantro are the same! Cilantro is the beginning of the plant cycle, and coriander is when the flowers and seeds develop. Don’t forget it looks like parsley. You can read my post on parsley here.
Benefits of Coriander include:
- Eases inflammation
- Decrease cholesterol
- Cures diarrhea
- Regulates blood sugar
- Reverses anemia
- Clears eczema
- Lowers blood pressure
My Final Thoughts…
It seems that conventional medicine is easier in a way. You just take a little pill, then sit back and leave the exercising to the marathoners. Too much sweat anyway. You can eat your steak every night with a side of macaroni and cheese. Who wants a salad anyway? Isn’t that rabbit food?
I am not saying that steak is bad, it just needs to be in moderation, with lots of fruits and veggies. And we live in a sinful world, overrun with disease. Germs are everywhere. Even if you have a good diet, and exercise regularly, there are no guarantees you won’t ever get sick. So that’s where herbs come in. For prevention and treatment.
Back to conventional medicine, while it seems easier to just take a pill rather than make lifestyle changes, that pill comes with side effects. Usually the ones you don’t want. So the doctor will prescribe another pill, and another one. Soon its not just a little pill, its ten or fifteen of them.
I find herbs amazing! I bet you couldn’t tell. They have side effects too. Because they are largely unprocessed, those side effects are positive ones. So let ‘food be thy medicine.’
Do you need some coriander? Get some here.
What have you used coriander for? Let me know in the comments.
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