Coriandrum sativum is an annual herb that is often used in curries, chutneys and even soups. It is commonly called Coriander or Cilantro. Coriander is a multi-use plant that has also been used in homoeopathic digestive remedies. The umbels of purple flowers make it an attractive plant that can also be used in bedding displays for cottage-style gardens. It can be used as insect repellent too, the seeds and leaves are used in cooking, often with meat in the making of biltong.