Coriander will increase and enhance the flavor of curries, meats, poultry, soups and vegetables. Some herbalists recommend using coriander seed externally to ease symptoms of rheumatism or joint pain. Coriander is also thought to aid digestion and may have a carminative effect.
Coriander is native to southern Europe, northern Africa and southwest Asia. In Spanish, coriander is called cilantro. Coriander is a very popular herb and is used in cuisine all around the world. The leaves, seeds and roots of the plant are all edible and are used to make many different dishes.