December 11, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons
News) The heart is a very delicate organ of the body, and taking good care
of it is important. One of the best foods you can eat to keep the heart
healthy and protect it from heart failure is coriander (Coriandrum sativum).
A study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements found
that the herb offers protective effects against heart failure.
at Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (HIMSR) and Jamia
Millia Islamia University in India carried out a study on rats to
look at the therapeutic and protective effects of coriander extract on
heart failure. For the study, they administered isoproterenol in rats to
induce heart failure. Isoproterenol is a synthetic drug that can cause a
faster heart rate and increased cardiac output.
two weeks since the administration of isoproterenol, the rats developed
heart failure as they experienced severe impairment in left ventricular
functions, reduced baroreflex sensitivity, and significant changes in
blood flow and lipid profile. The left ventricle is responsible for pumping
oxygenated blood to the tissues all over the body, while baroreflex
sensitivity helps regulate blood pressure. The rats with heart
failure also had increased lipid peroxidation, which damages cell
membranes, lipoproteins, and other molecules containing lipids, and
increased expression of endothelin receptors.
the researchers gave rats coriander extract, their left ventricular
functions, blood flow, and baroreflex sensitivity dramatically improved.
The treatment also suppressed lipid peroxidation, improved lipid profile,
and reduced the expression of endothelin receptors.
results of the study indicate that coriander extract can significantly
protect the heart from heart failure. These protective effects of
coriander may be attributed to its ability to improve left ventricular
functions and baroreflex sensitivity, reduce lipid peroxidation, and
regulate the expression of endothelin receptors.
on the findings of the study, the researchers concluded that consuming
coriander can protect the heart from damage like heart failure.
reasons to eat coriander
also known as cilantro, is packed with many nutrients. Every part of
this plant, its stems, leaves, seeds, essential oil, and root, all contain
healing capabilities. It is a great source of dietary fiber, manganese,
iron, and magnesium. Its leaves contain high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin
K, and protein. This herb also contains small amounts of calcium,
phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, niacin, and carotene. If these are not
enough reasons for you to eat coriander, here are some of the health
benefits of eating coriander:
fights oxidative damage: As mentioned in the Indian study, coriander
inhibited lipid peroxidation. This is because coriander is a great source
of potent antioxidants, such as catechin, alkanols, apigenin, and
linalool. These antioxidants scavenge free radicals, which can cause
damage to the body if not eliminated.
can help fight cancer: Because of its antioxidant properties,
coriander can also help prevent cancer. Research has shown that its root
extract inhibits DNA damage, prevents cancer cell migration, and promote
cancer cell death.
helps treat diabetes: The leaf and stem extracts of coriander can
lower blood sugar levels, according to a study in the Journal of Food
Science. The extracts also may have helped beta-cells regenerate,
improving blood sugar control.
decreases cholesterol levels: Its extract lowers total cholesterol,
low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, according to
prevents infection: Coriander oil contains powerful antifungal and
antimicrobial effects, making it a great treatment against yeast
infections. It is believed to have the ability to break down the cell wall
of the pathogens, which prevents them from multiplying. (Related: Bright
green coriander contains an array of medicinal oils with proven health
detoxifies metals: Coriander can eliminate toxic metals like lead
from the body, making it an excellent tool for protection from lead
boosts memory: Coriander has been found to reverse memory deficits,
according to a mice study. It also holds potential in the management of
conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
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