The word coriander refers to a plant, Coriandrum sativum, of which both the leaves and the seeds are used in the culinary arts. When the coriander leaves are used, they are considered a herb.
Coriander, popularly known as dhania in India, is a flowering plant that belongs to the parsley family. Whole coriander seeds are brown in colour with a pleasant, aromatic and spicy flavour. Used extensively across the globe in curries, fries, snacks etc, these seeds are popular not only as spices in cooking but are also known for their medicinal properties. Coriander Whole is also considered as super seed its innumerable health benefits.