Coriander. The ripe, dried Fruit (seeds) of Coriandrum Sativum. Nat. Ord. UmbelliferAe. Linn. Syst. Pentandria Digynia. Source, East Indies, Italy, and Southern Europe. Cultivated in England, &c.
Med. Prop. and Action. Carminative and stomachic. Chiefly used as an adjunct to other medicines, or as a condiment. Their activity depends upon the presence of a volatile oil (Oleum Coriandri, Oil of Coriander. Offic.).
Dose of Fruit, gr. x. - gr. xxx.; of Oil, eij. - ev.