Coriander has another name that is cilantro. Cilantro is actually the Spanish term for coriander. It has a very vivid history in the world. It has been around for many thousands of years. While there is no accurate knowledge of where it originally comes from, it is thought to have first been grown in the Mediterranean. It was also seen in the southwestern parts of Europe. It is actually a very common theory that coriander originated in Italy, where it was first cultivated.
The usage of coriander goes all the way back to 5000 BCE at a minimum. There have been writings seen in different languages that include references to coriander. There was even mention of coriander in religious texts such as the Old Testament. The Ancient Romans used coriander in order to preserve their meat.
In the more recent history of the world, coriander became one of the first plants that were grown by early American colony settlers in Massachusetts sometime in the late 1600s. Coriander was also used in recent history to create a form of alcohol. Yes, that's right; coriander was indeed used to manufacture liquor. A Frenchman used coriander to produce distilled liquor in the seventeenth century.