Although coriander has a shape that is very cute but the cilantro is not a common kitchen spice. Spice seeds and leaves are often flavor of this dish turned out to be used as a killer of bacteria and prevent food poisoning.
According to a team of researchers from Portugal, cilantro or coriander in the culinary West called it powerful to kill 12 strains of bacteria. In their study used oil generated from the coriander plant coriander.
Fluids that contain less than 1.6 percent of coriander oil is effective enough to kill bacteria including salmonella cells, E.coli, as well as bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Results were published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology.
Research led by Fernanda Domingues, said that the oil of coriander can be used as a natural alternative to conventional antibiotics. We see the future of coriander in clinical medicine in the form of lotion, mouthwash, even a pill that can handle the bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. She explained that coriander oil may work by disrupting the membranes that surround the bacterial cells and inhibit essential processes such as breathing, so the bacteria will die.
In Southeast Asian culinary, coriander seeds more often used as a condiment, and also leaves can be used as a salad dressing or flavoring.