Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Common Name: cilantro, Dhane, Coriander seeds
Part Used: Seeds
Use in Ayurved: Dhanyak is helpful in relieving chronic cases of dysentery, diarrhea as well as acidity. Dhanyak is considered an aid to the digestive system. It is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices. The plant which is used as spice is known to possess diuretic activity. It is also used to treat urinary tract infection. It is reputed to enhance circulation and relieve fluid retention.