Other Names:

Coriander, Chinese Parsley


  • Antifungal
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Antioxidant
  • Hypolipidemic
  • Holesterolemic


Coriandrum sativum

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is considered to be both a herb and a spice, used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. It is a bright green plant with thin, erect, finely grooved stems and compound, pinnate leaves. It produces tiny white to reddish flowers that have compound umbels with three to ten rays. Cilantro contains several active phenolic acid compounds, and the main flavonoids include quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and apigenin.

Summary of research studies involving poultry

FormSpeciesAmountTime periodResultsRef
Seed ExtractBroilers952 mg/kg in drinking water42 daysMaximized weight gain, improved FCRM Naeemasa et al., 2015
Seed PowderBroilers1.20%42 daysMaximized feed intake, improved FCMM Naeemasa et al., 2015
SpiceQuail5 g/kg42 days +3 FI, +1 ADG, +1 FCRGuler et al., 2005
SpiceQuail10 g/kg42 days +3 FI, +5 ADG, -1 FCRGuler et al., 2005
SpiceQuail20 g/kg42 days +4 FI, +8 ADG, -4 FCRGuler et al., 2005
SpiceQuail40 g/kg42 days +5 FI, +4 ADG, +1 FCRGuler et al., 2005
Seed PowderBroilers2%42 daysLowered total cholesterol, and had significant improvements of antibody titers against Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis, and infectious bursal disease.H Hosseinzadeh et al., 2014
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Immune system improvement
In a research study conducted on broiler chicks in 2014, the results showed that the addition of Cilantro powder or extract to the chick's diet resulted in improved performance indices and a positive immune system response. It also contributed to a reduction in pathogenic bacteria in the digestive tract, which aids in the improvement of intestinal health and well-being of the bird.


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