Botanical name of Coriander is Coriandrum sativum. In India, coriander is known as ‘dhania’ in Hindi language.
Coriander seeds and leaves are used as common food flavoring agents. Coriander seeds have medicinal properties too and therefore used as a carminative, and diuretic.
PREVENTION OF INSECTS IN CHILLY CROPS
While planting Chillies, plant Coriander seeds too around the borders. All the insects settle on Coriander and don’t come to Chillies.
- Companion crops or mixed crops are the crops grown generally to avoid diseases and pest attacking the main crop. The companion crops attract the pests that attack the main crop, in turn maintaining the quality and quantity of yield. This helps in reducing the man power and extra costs incurred on pesticides or insecticides.
- CorianderTobacco, Bengal Gram and Coriander can be grown together for this purpose.