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The dried ripe fruit of Coriandrum sativum (family Umbelliferae); a mild stimulant aromatic and a flavoring agent.
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Herbal medicine
An annual herb that contains volatile oils, including corioandrol and pinene, which has been used as an appetite stimulant, carminative and gastrointestinal tonic.
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It is also known as Chinese parsley or, particularly in the Americas, cilantro.
The green herb, cilantro (also known as coriander and Chinese parsley), has been cultivated in Egypt, India and China for thousands of years.
The leaves, called cilantro or Chinese parsley, impart a musky, citruslike (some even say "soapy") flavor to Mexican, Chinese and Thai cooking.

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