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Castilian: anisillo, CILANDRO, coriander, cilantro, coriander common, cilantro.

Family: Umbelíferas.


Height: 20 - 60 cm. White or pink flowers. Fruit round of 3 to 5 ml in diameter.


Ripe fruit.


Europe and America (crops) Source: Eastern Mediterranean.


At the end of the summer. Inflorescences are collected and are left to ripen.


Carminative, eupéptico, aromatic, antispasmodic.

Used in: Peripheral digestive (gastritis, pancreatic insufficiency, heavy digestions, etc. invigorating and stimulating appetite, halitosis (bad breath) It also serves to control the diarrhea, especially in children.

Used Part.

The fruits.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0. 3 to 1. 8%) rich in coriandrol or d - linalol (60%) and alpha - pinene, monocarburos terpénicos (terpineno - gamma, alpha - pinene, limonene, p - cymene) camphor, geraniol, Furanocumarinas.


Pregnancy, infancy, hiperestrogesism (essential oil by mouth)

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

The fresh plant may cause contact dermatitis (en photosensitising)

Caution / Poisoning.

The pure essential oil is irritating to skin and mucous membranes. Oral doses in extraterapéuticas can be convulsive. We recommend not exceeding the doses indicated.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Using food as a condiment.

Infusion: 30 g / l. Infuse 10 minutes, one cup after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 15 - 30 drops, three times a day, after meals.

Tincture (1 / 5) 30 to 50 drops, after meals.

Essential oil: 1 to 3 drops in a tablespoon of sugar, three times a day, after meals or in capsules (25 mg / caps, 1 to 3 a day)

Dry extract (5: 1) 300 to 900 mg / day.

Dust: 3 to 5 g / day, mixed with honey.

External use:

Essential oil, in lotions or ointments, on osteo inflammations.


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