Coriander is a feathery annual plant of the parsley family (Apiaceae), parts of which are used as both an herb and a spice. Coriander is native to regions spanning from Southern Europe and Northern Africa to South Asia.
Both the leaves and fruit (seeds) of coriander are used as food and medicine. compounds terpinene, quercetin, and tocopherols found in coriander may have anticancer, immune-boosting, and neuroprotective effects. Coriander also helps lower blood sugar. Its antioxidants have been shown to fight inflammation in body.