Cilantro is the most popular leafy aromatic herb with a tangy citrusy-parsley-like flavor, used in Latin and Asian cuisines.
Coriander is the dried seed, whole or powdered, with an earthy, floral flavor used as a spice in Indian cuisine. Grow it just for the seeds or the tiny pinkish flowers, which are quite sweet.
Cilantro prefers cool weather, and this slow-bolt variety will tolerate a bit more heat, putting out more leaves for a longer time before it starts bolting out tasty flowers and Coriander seeds.
Leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, and root of this fast-growing herb are all edible. It also likes shady spots, so a good one to grow indoors.
As a companion plant, it attracts pollinators and beneficial insects, and repels aphids, carrot rust fly, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, potato beetles, and spider mites.
As a medicinal herb, Coriander has been used internally to treat anxiety, arthritis, bad breath, colic, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, inflammation, insomnia, lack of appetite, nausea, nervousness, pain, stomach cramps, and urinary tract infections (UTIs), and externally to treat rheumatism, headache, joint pain, and tired eyes.
⚠️ Medicinal properties are presented as information only, and are not a recommendation or prescription for use. Consult a medical professional before using any herb medicinally.
Good companion plants: Anise, Asparagus, Basil, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Chervil, Collards, Cumin, Dill, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lemongrass, Lettuce, Mint, Mustard, Oregano, Parsley, Parsnip, Pea, Potato, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash, Tomato, Turnip, Zucchini
More facts about Cilantro/Coriander:
- This slow-bolting strain is grown primarily for its broad, deep green, celery-like, pungent foliage.
- Used in Oriental and Mexican cuisine.
- Use seed to flavor meats, pickles and baked goods.
- Coriander contains antioxidants. It has also been used as a folk medicine for the relief of anxiety and insomnia. Coriander has also been documented as a traditional treatment for diabetes.
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