tailieunhanh - Coriander a potential seed spice crop of humid south eastern plains-zone of Rajasthan, India

Coriander is an annual seed spice crop, which belongs to family Apiaceae. It is native of Mediterranean region. The aromatic characters of plants are due to presence of linalool compound in essential oil of seeds. The green leaves of coriander are used in salads and are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Major active constituents of coriander essential oils and fatty oil. The essential oil content of the weight of ripe and a dried fruit of coriander varies between and and the content of fatty oil varies between and . Coriander leave showed stronger antioxidant activity than the seeds. Coriander lowered the blood sugar when added to the diet of diabetic patients. The antihyperglycemic action of coriander is associated with stimulation of insulin secretion and enhancement of glucose uptake and metabolism by muscle, reflecting the effects of more than one active constituent. | Coriander a potential seed spice crop of humid south eastern plains-zone of Rajasthan India