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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) : a potential source of high-value components for functional foods and nutraceuticals - a review


Sahib, Najla Gooda and Anwar, Farooq and Gilani, Anwarul Hassan and Abdul Hamid, Azizah and Saari, Nazamid and Alkharfy, Khalid M. (2013) Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) : a potential source of high-value components for functional foods and nutraceuticals - a review. Phytotherapy Research, 27 (10). pp. 1439-1456. ISSN 0951-418X; ESSN: 1099-1573


Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.), a herbal plant, belonging to the family Apiceae, is valued for its culinary and medicinal uses. All parts of this herb are in use as flavoring agent and/or as traditional remedies for the treatment of different disorders in the folk medicine systems of different civilizations. The plant is a potential source of lipids (rich in petroselinic acid) and an essential oil (high in linalool) isolated from the seeds and the aerial parts. Due to the presence of a multitude of bioactives, a wide array of pharmacological activities have been ascribed to different parts of this herb, which include anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anxiolytic, anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, anti-mutagenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-dyslipidemic, anti-hypertensive, neuro-protective and diuretic. Interestingly, coriander also possessed lead-detoxifying potential. This review focuses on the medicinal uses, detailed phytochemistry, and the biological activities of this valuable herb to explore its potential uses as a functional food for the nutraceutical industry.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.4897
Publisher: Wiley
Keywords: Coriander; Medicinal uses; Functional food; Essential oil; Lipids; Linalool; Biological activities
Depositing User: Khairil Ridzuan Khahirullah
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2014 06:39
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 02:54
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30526
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