It is an herb that comes from the seed of coriander, which is a spice.
All parts of the plant are edible but the fresh leaves are what is known as cilantro in North America.
Health Benefits - low calories, no cholesterol Used in treatment of Alzheimer's patients by limiting neutral damage to brain.
High in Vitamin K which is good for bone mass.
Cilantro is used most in savory foods Best used fresh but can be dried.
It is an herb and a spice, leaves are herbs seeds (coriander) are spice.