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Vol. 8, Issue 9 (2019)

A review on Kishneez (Coriander sativum Linn.): A potential herb

Mohd Yasir, Tarannum Khanam and M. H. M Hafeel
Plants have been one of the inaugural sources of medicines since the beginning of human civilization. Now days there are an increasing demand for plant based medicines which pave way for the prevention of chronic diseases. One such plant with great potential is Coriander. Coriander is annual herb belonging to the family Apiceae is valued for its culinary and medicinal uses. Kishneez is the dried ripe fruit of Coriander sativum, the whole plant and especially unripe fruit is characterized by a strong disagreeable aroma when rubbed. It is cultivated throughout India. Coriander is mentioned in the Eberus papyrus and in the writings of Cato and Pliny. In Unani system of medicines it is indicated in Sahr, Suda, Dawar, Zoaf-e-Qalab, Zoaf-e-Meda, Nafakh-e-Shikam, Zofa-e- Dimagh, Khafqan, Zaghtuddam Qawi, Tabkheer, Humuzat-e-Medi, etc. The fruit (seed and pericarp) are the most widely used components of the coriander plant with the most important constituent being the essential oil and the fatty oil. Due to presence of many of bioactives, different pharmacological activities have been attributed to different parts of this herb. The aim of this review is to support the health benefits of Kishneez and to draw further awareness to the herbal plant.
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How to cite this article:
Mohd Yasir, Tarannum Khanam, M. H. M Hafeel. A review on Kishneez (<em>Coriander sativum </em>Linn.): A potential herb. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(9):503-506.

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