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Cilantro, coriander (Coriandrum sativum).

Plant Part Used: Leaf, seed.

Dominican Medicinal Uses: Leaf: infusion/decoction, orally, for gastro-intestinal disorders: flatulence, gastritis, acid-reflux, heartburn, indigestion and stomach pain.

Safety: Widely consumed as a condiment; generally considered safe; potential for hypersensitivity.

Laboratory & Preclinical Data: In vivo: hypolipidemic (seeds), inflammatory bowel disease treatment (multi-herbal extract).

In vitro: antioxidant (seed aqueous extract).

* See entry for Cilantro in “Part 3: Dominican Medicinal Plant Profiles” of this book for more information, including references.

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