Coriander seed (Coriandri fructus)

Published September 18, 1986.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Coriandri fructus, coriander seed.

Composition of Drug

Coriander consists of the ripe, dried, spherical fruit of Coriandrum sativum L. var. vulgare (synonym var. macrocarpum) Alefeld and/or C. sativum L. var. microcarpum de Candolle [Fam. Apiaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains at least 0.5 percent (v/w) essential oil.


Dyspeptic complaints, loss of appetite.


None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

3 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Crushed and powdered drug, as well as other galenical preparations for internal uses.

Powder, dry extracts and other galenical preparations for internal and external use.