From preventing acne to anti-ageing: Did you know coriander can give you beautiful glowing skin?
First Published Dec 14, 2020, 3:25 PM IST
Be it acne or pigmentation, oily or dry skin, pimples or blackheads, coriander juice works like magic.
Did you ever think that the green leaves you sprinkle on your biryani as a garnish could be the secret to your glowing skin?
Coriander, also known as ‘hara dhaniya', is a member of the Apiaceae family. Other members of the same family include celery and parsley. Traditionally, it was an essential ingredient in oils and perfumes too. It is a herb with a strong smell. The fresh aroma can make you feel instantly rejuvenated. Its anti-septic and carminative properties make it unique.
Coriander is extremely rich in folate, antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Your skin feels soft, supple and glowing when your cells are protected from oxidative stress. They can be armoured against stress and degeneration with the help of antioxidants. These antioxidants prevent the movement of free radicals in the body, thus slowing down the ageing process. It allows the skin to retain its elasticity.
Be it acne or pigmentation, oily or dry skin, pimples or blackheads, coriander juice works like magic. Coriander's antifungal and antimicrobial elements are even known to treat eczema. It is a detoxifier, a disinfectant and even treats dark lips! Here are ways to use coriander for skin.
Coriander with aloe vera: Freshly ground coriander in combination with aloe-vera can be applied on the skin. This helps delay the onset of wrinkles and reduce fine lines.
Coriander with lemon juice: A combination of ground coriander with some lemon juice when applied on the affected area can do wonders for acne and blackheads. Coriander enables the dead cells to be removed and leads to a rejuvenated skin.
Coriander face pack: Grind the coriander, add milk, add honey and lemon juice and apply on the face. This face pack will leave you with glowing skin.
Coriander with rice and yoghurt: A combination of ground rice and yogurt relaxes facial muscles and cells and leaves you refreshed. Make a mixture of it and apply it like a mask.
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