The dry fruits yielding from the coriander plant are considered as coriander seeds. In the Indian cuisine, the seeds are called Dhaniya and are an essential condiment in the spices. The seeds are a very rich source of various minerals and vitamins. Having coriander seeds regularly reduces blood sugar level.
In the traditional medical practices, coriander seeds are treated as a medicine for insomnia.Coriander seeds are also known to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene. Here go some of the health benefits of coriander leaves: Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).