Coriandrum sativum L.: A Review on Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry, and Cardiovascular Benefits

Molecules. 2021 Dec 30;27(1):209. doi: 10.3390/molecules27010209.


Coriandrum sativum (C. sativum), belonging to the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family, is widely recognized for its uses in culinary and traditional medicine. C. sativum contains various phytochemicals such as polyphenols, vitamins, and many phytosterols, which account for its properties including anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and analgesic effects. The cardiovascular benefits of C. sativum have not been summarized before, hence this review aims to further evaluate and discuss its effectiveness in cardiovascular diseases, according to the recent literature. An electronic search for literature was carried out using the following databases: PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, preprint platforms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Articles were gathered from the inception of the database until August 2021. Moreover, the traditional uses and phytochemistry of coriander were surveyed in the original resources and summarized. As a result, most of the studies that cover cardiovascular benefits and fulfilled the eligibility criteria were in vivo, while only a few were in vitro and clinical studies. In conclusion, C. sativum can be deemed a functional food due to its wide range of cardiovascular benefits such as antihypertensive, anti-atherogenic, antiarrhythmic, hypolipidemic as well as cardioprotective effects.

Keywords: Coriandrum sativum; antihypertensive; cardioprotective; cardiovascular; coriander; ethnopharmacology; functional food; hypolipidemic.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cardiovascular System / drug effects*
  • Coriandrum / chemistry*
  • Coriandrum / classification
  • Ethnopharmacology* / methods
  • Functional Food
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Humans
  • Medicine, Traditional
  • Phytochemicals / chemistry*
  • Phytochemicals / pharmacology*
  • Plant Extracts / chemistry
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry
  • Structure-Activity Relationship


  • Phytochemicals
  • Plant Extracts