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Kothamalli Or Cilantro And Its Benefits

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by sunkan, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    Kotha malli or cilantro:
    This herb has been around for 5000 years from the Mediterranean region of Europe, the seeds also known as coriander and have been found in the ancient Egyptian tombs. The coriander seeds thought by the ancient herbalists to be aphrodisiac.

    In Arabian nights this mixture is supposed to have given children to a childless man, it also has the capacity to remove metallic toxic.
    When the filling in the teeth is done and each time we chew, some toxic of mercury released and the “brain cloud” it causes have reported fairly rapid relief by the consistent consumption of cilantro over a period of just a few weeks..

    For some it generates gas so they need to be careful while consuming kothamalli. It is a great flavor enhancer and people who do not like garlic and you add this along with masala while grinding has the capacity to bring down the smell of garlic.

    Kothamalli is widely used in asian receipes in rasams, chutneys, northindian dishes, and dips, it has a varied use in our receipes. In asian we directly use it as a base for many food, unlike our European counterparts who know how to garnish them, for veg and non veg items.

    We consume it sometime with fresh buttermilk, our aloo mutter gets its great flavour once cilantro is added or garnished, for people who cannot do without thogyal we have kothamalli, also just plain with rice is a great enhancer and booster of taste for the sick. The soups needs this for topping, it tastes well when sick. A spread over bread slices also a wonderful snack in between along with butter.

    This can be grown as kitchen garden in season, plant in early may in temperate regions, some leaves may be harvested in just a few weeks, but the plant will not bloom until July and the coriander seeds will not mature until early August. Crush the coriander seeds and spread it over a nice soil in plastic container or cane container which plays a very handy box to remove and place in sun and so on. The coriander seeds may be harvested once they turn brown. Never grow them along with other plants which will always over power these. Cilantro is known to be rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and active phenolic acid compounds all of which are good for us, coriander helps control blood sugar, lower cholesterol and fight inflammation and free radiacals Radiacals in X-Irradiated Ketone-Urea Inclusion Compounds. It also has anti microbial properties…SUNKAN
     
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  2. sathya

    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    hello akka


    just when i finished making
    kothamalli thokku...
    wow...great slurp
    with dosa chappathi or
    thachi mum...

    corriander is also
    good for alcoholics
    to help them
    overcome
    excessive drinking...
    but you have to
    get them to eat corriander....!

    grinding excessively
    can spoil the taste
    of corriander leaves
    so grind coarse

    good info

    sathya
     
  3. kanaka Raghavan

    kanaka Raghavan IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sunkan
    Nice info.Nothing like having those lovely fresh greens on thre top of our rasams,gravies ,curries etc,.
     
  4. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    hello Sunkan nice information. I use a lot of it and decorating the curries and sabjis with fresh green leaves too.
    But had no idea that it helps control blood sugar, lower cholesterol and fight inflammation and free radiacals Radiacals in X-Irradiated Ketone-Urea Inclusion Compounds. It also has anti microbial properties.
    Thanks for this.
     
  5. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    dear aruna, and kanaka,
    there are many herbs we use and once we get to know what are the qualities we will be able to give them all with the knowledge, and that is what i am aiming at.

    we used to have a lecture in nature cure long time back i heard, late. dr.lakshmana sharma sathya's chinna mamanar said that we should preach the ladies of the house about the benefits of nature cure and how the vegetables be used in turn like banana stem once a week, or twice in koottu or any form will remove the toxin in the body, all that settle in the joints give rise to other problems,vallarai, and vilvam early morning for chewing will help in blood related problems, karuveppilai is added along with those leaves, till date vijay makes the juice for all when we go there, so if we are enlightened, it is good, he never used to take white sugar at all onlly vellam or brown sugar in those days, we had coffee with karuppatti, though i dont remember, but they always had vella pagu in the house for every thing, from fruit salad, to any drink like kanji with that...sunkan
     
  6. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Nice information on kothamalli and thanks a lot for the bonus information on nature's cure., Sunkan.

    sriniketan
     

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