Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Coriander is an annual herb native to Southern Europe, Northern Africa and South West Asia. Its name comes from the Latin ‘Koros’ meaning ‘bed-bug’ which alluded to its potent and fragrant scent that was believed to deter such insects!
Coriander seeds are one of the primary digestives used in Indian cooking, specifically for curry mixes and in chai teas. The seed is wonderfully warming in taste, whereas the leaf has a much cooler pallet.