Coriander: Dietary Sources, Properties and Health Benefits


Deepak Kumar Semwal, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Phytochemistry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Dehradun, India

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: TEC012000

The present book titled “Coriander: Dietary Sources, Properties and Health Benefits” consists of valuable information about the coriander plant. The contents provided in this book are the contribution of many authors belonging to different regions. The knowledge based on the traditional medicinal importance and scientific studies of Coriandrum sativum is well described in this reference book. In addition to students and academicians, scientists will also benefit from the information given in this book.

The first chapter of the book describes the history, cultivation, plant characteristics, botanical classification, nutritional profile, phytochemical content, proximate composition, applications, medicinal and pharmacological properties of coriander leaf and seeds. Nutritional value together with the descriptive phytochemical profile and other applications of the coriander plant have been incorporated in this chapter.

The second chapter focuses on the drying operation applied to coriander and the evaluation of the dried product’s characteristics and to what extent they are affected as compared to the fresh herb. The chapter also describes composition of raw coriander. In addition, various drying methods including vacuum, sun, microwave, freeze and supercritical carbon dioxide are given in detail.

The antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of different parts of the plant are provided in chapter 3 whereas different biotechnological approaches including in vitro culture to improve the cultivation of the plant are given in chapter 4, which also describes its health benefits.

A detailed phytochemistry including various extraction methods and their optimization is described in chapter 5. Polyphenolic compounds of coriander, as well as their health benefits, are given in chapter 6. In addition, it provides a phytochemical report on different parts of the plant. The chapter also reports a comprehensive knowledge of the traditional uses and pharmacology of coriander.

The last chapter of this book reports the composition and health benefits of coriander oil together with other applications. This chapter mainly focuses on the antimicrobial activity of essential oil obtained from seeds as well as from the leaves. The information describing the effect of fertilizers on the cultivation of this important plant is also included in this chapter. Overall, the book covers almost all the important areas of research.
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Coriander: A Nutritional and Functional Food
(Siddharth Priyadarshi, R. Chetana and Madeneni Madhava Naidu, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, CSIR-CFTRI Campus, Mysuru, Karnataka, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Dried Coriander: Processing and Properties
(Raquel P. F. Guiné, Sofia G. Florença and Maria João Barroca, CI&DETS and CERNAS Research Centers, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
(Miroslava Kačániová and Eva Ivanišová, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia, and others)

Chapter 4. Coriandrum sativum: A Plant of Health Benefits and Biotechnological Applications for Improvement
(Muzamil Ali, A. Mujib, Nadia Zafar and Basit Gulzar, Cellular Differentiation and Molecular Genetics Section, Department of Botany, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 5. Coriander Seed as a Source of Biologically Active Compounds: Essential Oil, Chemical Composition and Biological Activity
(Saša Đurović and Stevan Blagojević, Institute of General and Physical Chemistry, Belagrde, Republic of Serbia)

Chapter 6. Polyphenolic Compounds of Coriander Plant for Human Health and Diseases
(Arjun Pandian, Raju Ramasubbu, Kaliyaperumal Ashokkumar, Ruchi Badoni Semwal, Sudharshan Sekar and Samiraj Ramesh, Department of Biotechnology, PRIST Deemed University, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)

Chapter 7. Essential Oil of Coriander: A Source of Antimicrobial Agent
(Sonali Aswal, Ankit Kumar, Ashutosh Chauhan and Deepak Kumar Semwal, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Dehradun, India)



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