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Eryngium foetidum - Plant

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It dries well, retaining good color and flavor, making it valuable in the dried herb industry. It is sometimes used as a substitute for coriander (also called cilantro), but it has a much stronger taste.
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Description for Eryngium foetidum

Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial and annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Its scientific Latin name literally translates as foul-smelling thistle.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Culantro,fitweed,spiritweed Creamy white All season 6 to 18 feet (15to46cm). Easy to grow

Planting and care

The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun Well-drained soil Medium 75 to 80 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Eryngium foetidum

    Deadhead to prolong flowering.Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.plant will die with the first frost

Typical uses of Eryngium foetidum

Special features: Food (Herb & Spice: In Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and India, the leaves are used fresh as a culinary herb which has a similar, but stronger flavor than Coriander (Coriandrum sativum).The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines. It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: Plant is used for treatment of diseases for hundreds of years. It has expectorant, analgesic, sedative, diaphoretic properties. It is external application cures skin diseases and gives relief in burns, itching, pain etc. As per Ayurveda, this plant is hot is potency and balances tridosha.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=4850

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