Vietnamese coriander



What is Vietnamese coriander used for?

Vietnamese coriander is an herb. The leaves are used for medicine. People take Vietnamese coriander by mouth for diabetes, stomachaches, and to reduce sexual desire.

People apply extracts of Vietnamese coriander for dandruff.

In food, Vietnamese coriander is used to flavor soups, stews, and salads.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how Vietnamese coriander works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that Vietnamese coriander contains chemicals called flavonoids. These chemicals work as antioxidants. Vietnamese coriander also contains a chemical that seem to stop cancer cells from growing.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Vietnamese coriander?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of Vietnamese coriander or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is Vietnamese coriander?

It isn’t known if Vietnamese coriander is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Vietnamese coriander during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from Vietnamese coriander?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.


What interactions may I have with Vietnamese coriander?

Vietnamese coriander may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.


The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for Vietnamese coriander?

The dose for Vietnamese coriander may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does Vietnamese coriander come in?

Vietnamese coriander may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw Vietnamese coriander

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: December 20, 2017 | Last Modified: December 21, 2017

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