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
|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.