Benefits: Relieves flatulence and abdominal and intestinal cramps. The leaves and seeds are sweet to chew and will freshen the breath. Coriander bolsters the appetite and aids blood circulation, and eases cold symptoms, coughs and phlegm. And if you want to sweat, chew on some coriander. Use: Coriander leaves are used to garnish spicy salads and Stir-Fried and deep fried dishes. The seeds are mixed with cumin, garlic and pepper as a basis for many dishes.