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Eryngium foetidum – Sawtooth Coriander (seed)

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Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial herb in the family Apiaceae. Common names include cilantro, recao, shadow beni, Mexican coriander, bhandhania, long coriander, sawtooth coriander, and ngò gai It is native to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, but is cultivated worldwide, sometimes being grown as an annual in temperate climates.

It is widely used for its culinary attributes, being a good substitute for coriander but superior in many ways. It is tolerant of humid and hot conditions; pinch out flowering tips to encourage leaf growth. Eryngium foetidum has been used in traditional medicine in tropical regions for burns, earache, fevers, hypertension, constipation, fits, asthma, stomachache, worms, infertility complications, snake bites, diarrhea, and malaria. (from wikipedia)

Care and Cultivation of Eryngium foetidum

Plant Eryngium foetidum seeds just under the surface of a well drained mix in full sun or part shade. Keep moist until germination in 1-2 weeks. Separate seedlings when large enough and plant in a deep pot. Will grow in part shade or full sun. Pinch out flowering tips to keep in a vegetative phase.

25+ seeds per packet


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