Coriander is possibly one of the most frequently used herbs, found from Mexico, throughout the Middle East, India, South East Asia, and Japan. It is a native of southern Europe and is closely related to the parsley family. Also known as Chinese parsley and its Mexican name cilantro,can be sold either fresh, or dried & ground. Is used to garnish or add flavor to dishes and tends to compliment hot spicy foods. Coriander is also thought of as a digestive aid, to the Chinese because of its cooling effects on the body.