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Harsha and Shashikant’s remedy

Harsha’s remedy: To improve eyesight and as an eye cleanse. Blend a quarter bunch of fresh coriander leaves with a little water. Use this juice as eye drops, one drop in the morning and evening for three months.

Shashikant’s remedy: To reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Take one bunch of coriander leaves, add two tablespoons of water and blend. Drink every morning on an empty stomach and have breakfast after half an hour. Do this for at least three months.

Origin: Middle East and southern Europe. It is now grown worldwide.

History, myths and legends: Probably one of the first spices used by mankind, having been known as early as 5000 BC. Sanskrit writings dating from about 1500 BC spoke about it. It is mentioned in the Book of Exodus and was one of the spices found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Ramses II. Archaeologists have found a coriander seed in an ancient cave in southern Greece, dated to 9,000 years ago.

Remedies: Improves digestion and absorption; reduces harmful cholesterol; clears the mind and improves memory and reduces anxiety and tension. Decongestant for colds, catarrh, asthma and bronchial congestion.

Please note: It is advisable to check with your Doctor before taking any home remedies


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