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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Shakayogya , Kustumburi  
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English: Coriander  
Botanical: Coriandrum sativum  
Hindi: Dhaniyam  
Telugu: Kotimira  
Common names:  Dhanyia, dhuniah, kothimbir, kotimear, kotimli (seed), dhania patta, dhania sabz, hara dhania (leaf), kothamilee
Family name: Umbelliferae  

2. Parts used:

  • Leaves

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Swadhu.
  • Vipaka: Mathura.
  • Veerya: Seeta veerya.

4. Uses:


  • Both leaves and seeds used in salads.
  • They add fragrance and taste to recipes.


  • Good remedy for piles, headache and swellings, ulcers, colic, piles and conjunctivitis.
  • It also helpful in rheumatism and neuralgia.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Sookshmapatra: Small leaves.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Sakayogya: Useful for recipes.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.

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