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Coriander, also known as cilantro, is a herb from the Apiaceae family. Coriander is originally from the southwestern Asia across to north Africa.

Coriander
Coriandrum sativum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-193.jpg
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Coriandrum
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C. sativum
Binomial name
Coriandrum sativum

In the Sri Lankan Sinhalese language, it is called koththamuhlli. It is believed to have medicinal qualities, and is brewed and drunk to cure the common cold and fever.[source?]