Coriander powder is derived from the seeds of the coriander plant. It adds a mild flavour and aroma to sweet and savoury food preparations.
Apart from being an aromatic spice, coriander seed has many curative and cooling properties.
Coriander powder taken in combination with a pinch of asafoetida and rock salt is considered an aid to the digestive system. It is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices.
The major coriander producing states are Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and the southern states of India.