Coriander Drink For Fever, Burning Sensation, Thirst

Coriander drink is a very easy to make natural cleanser and coolant drink useful in fever, burning sensation, thirst and such other high Pitta conditions.

It is especially beneficial for those, who suffer from excessive body heat, as in summer, or during fever, or in some people, who have Pitta body constitution (who have tendency of complaining of excess heat, all the time irrespective of weather). It is also very good for those who complain of insatiable thirst all the time.
It is one of the best easy to make, natural herbal detox drink.

How to make this natural coolant drink –
1. Take one part of crushed coriander seeds.(Eg: 10 grams)
2. Add six parts of water (Eg:60 ml)
3. Keep it covered over one night.
4. Next morning, filter it, and mix with a little quantity of sugar, and  drink it in empty stomach.

Benefits –
This recipe for coriander seeds is natural  coolant drink.
It is also a natural detox drink, and the best non alcoholic summer drink.
It also cleanses all the body and tissue channels and energizes the body.
It is actually a classical drink, explained in the ancient Ayurvedic texts.

It is called as Dhanyaka hima –
Reference is as follows –
Praataha saasharkaro peyo himo dhaanyaka sambhavaha |
antardaaham mahaa thrishnam jayet sroto vishodhanam ||
Sharangdhara samhita madhayama khanda – 2nd chapter, 7-8 shloka.

Translation – Dhanyaka hima should be drunk in the morning with a little quantity of sugar to get relief from internal burning sensation, excessive thirst. It also cleanses and detoxes all the body channels.

Dosage: 40-50 ml to be taken in morning in empty stomach along with half a spoon of sugar.
How long can it be consumed?
It can be taken for a period of 6 – 8 weeks.

Shelf life: It can only be stored for 12 – 15 hours once it is made.
It can be refrigerated and used within 2 days time.

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  1. Thank you for this very nice article.
    Can this recipe be used as a general cleansing tea ? Can we use this tea during ritu sandhi or seasonal change time and how many days to take this tea
    Also is there any diet to follow when this tea is consumed ?

  2. Kaye Horne says:

    Have you got any information on seasonal ayurvedic regimen in northern Australia – Queensland. I am prodominent Vata with little Pitta

  3. Gaurav says:

    Very helpful to know, thank you.

    How does this compare with soaking fennel seeds in water overnight and drinking with sugar/mishri in the morning?

    Does fennel have the same channel cleansing effect? Is it more or less cooling than coriander?

    Thank you,

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, Fennel is a coolant. Doing like you’ve described would help in Pitta conditions (in burning sensation etc symptoms)
      To some extent, it would have similar effect to that of coriander. But coriander drink is the one which is mentioned in Ancient Ayurveda text books.
      Read more about fennel benefits here –

      • This coriander soup is the best drink I have had perhaps in my whole life. I was looking for something nourishing and thirst quenching at the same time + preferably something sweet because I prefer sweet to anything with lime juice. I started having this just one week ago after reading this article, and I feel wonderful every morning after having it. It really helps. I am almost tempted to double the quantity, but I will resist the temptation since it is a real gift. I use freshly ground coriander powder although the picture above shows coriander in seed form (since I wasn’t sure what crushed seeds mean). Hope that’s okay. By any chance, is it okay to sip a little of this all day every now and then? I seem to be unable to fully quench my thirst with just plain water (thanks to the lifeless water in the municipal supplies), and this seems like it might help with that.

        Thank you,

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Freshly ground coriander powder is fine.
          It can be sipped through the day.

  4. santha says:

    I’ve read that it’s useful in varicose veins and for heavy menstrual flow. Please write your opinion!If so, the dosage too

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      This drink in particular is not useful in varicose veins. It might help to some degree in heavy periods.

  5. Usha Shah says:

    I would like to know if this coriander drink can be sweetened with gur or honey instead of sugar as I am now trying to cut out white sugar from my diet.

  6. Very good article. Sir, how can I know what my body type is ?

  7. Can I have this during pregnancy?

  8. aarthy says:

    can v have it with honey instead of sugar

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      honey is slightly hot in potency, hence it might not help in lowering the body heat as effectively as sugar.
      You can have it with jaggery or sugar candy powder in place of sugar.

  9. Pankaj says:

    Great article
    I dont want to use white sugar.
    How to make sugar candy.

  10. Hi,
    Sir I have heard that coriander is very helpful in diabetes. Please tell me that how can I use coriander to get relief from diabetes? Also please tell me can I use this soup without sugar??

  11. Thanks you for this article.
    I normally consume fresh lemon juice with hot water in the morning. Can i combine this with the coriander drink.
    Thanl You.

  12. Hi i am suffering with excessive sweating in palms and feet my slippers will slip it was very heavy pls help me out with any remedy..

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      The above remedy is very useful.
      Also, Amlahills capsule -1 capsule 2 times a day after food for 1 month may be useful. – Available in amazon website here –

      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  13. Usha Natarajan says:

    Thank you Doctor. Can we use stevia instead of sugar?

  14. Sameer says:

    Hi Doctor,
    My 11 yrs old son has recently developed psoriasis. He always complains of sweaty palms and cannot tolerate even a little bit of spice. He is slightly overweight too. It seems to me that he has excessive Pitta. Will this drink help him with Psoriasis and all these other conditions I have mentioned? Is it advisable to give this drink to a child? Thankyou.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      yes, it would be very useful. one cup in the morning, on empty stomach, with half a teaspoon of sugar.

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

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