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Eryngium foetidum - Culantro
Culantro is a tropical perennial herb in the family Apiaceae. It is native to Mexico and South America, but is cultivated worldwide, sometimes being grown as an annual in temperate climates.
The essential oil from the leaves of long coriander is rich in aliphatic aldehydes, most of which are α,β unsaturated. The impact compound is E-2-dodecenal (60%), furthermore 2,3,6-trimethylbenzaldehyde (10%), dodecanal (7%) and E-2-tridecenal (5%) have been identified. Aliphatic aldehydes appear also in other spices with coriander-like scent
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Non-Palm Foliage||Foliar Arrangement Along Stem is Rosulate / Rosette and Foliar Base is Cuneate|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||1.2 cm long. 0.5 cm wide||White, Yellow / Golden||5-20||Flower Symmetry is Radial and Flowering Period is Free-Flowering. Flowering from April to June|
|Simple||7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome||Fruit Type is Indehiscent Dry Fruit (Schizocarp)||Many||Fruiting from April to June|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Prefers a well-drained soil in a very sunny position