Informative article about the spice Long Coriander (culantro), its botany, chemistry, history and cross-cultural culinary usage. Culantro (Eryngium foetidum L., Apiaceae) is a biennial herb indigenous to continental Tropical America and the West Indies. Although widely used in dishes . Perennial herbs, cm high, aromatic; roots tuberous; stems dichotomously branched, deeply striate. Leaves simple; lamina ca. x cm.

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Its medicinal value include its use as a tea for flu, diabetes, constipation, and fevers. The oils are a potential source of natural antioxidant eryngiym demonstrated by their strong antioxidant activity. Leaf volatile oil contained a high fryngium of E Dodecenal The herb is rapidly becoming an important import item into the US mainly due to the increasing ethnic immigrant populations who utilize it in their many varied dishes from around the world.

The hydro-distilled oils of E. It is sometimes used as a substitute for corianderbut it has a much stronger taste. Basal leaves Photograph by: Views Read Edit View history. Culantro Eryngium foetidum L. Growing plant Photograph by: Refrigerated storage of shado benni Eryngium foetidum L.

The effects of progibb sprays on leaf and flower growth in culantro Eryngium foetidum L. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles needing additional medical references from August All articles needing additional references Articles requiring reliable medical sources All articles with unsourced statements Articles with erynggium statements from March Articles with unsourced statements from August All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from August Pages using div col with small parameter Commons category link is on Wikidata.


Leaves simple; lamina ca. A commonly used, neglected spicing-culinary herb of Mizoram, India. Chemical composition, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activities of Algerian Fketidum tricuspidatum L. Eryngium foetidum —fitweed Umbelliferae. Free radicals are involved in the etiology of several degenerative ailments in humans. Journal List Medicines Basel v.

The name fitweed is derived from its supposedly anti-convulsant property. The appearance of culantro and cilantro are different but the leaf aromas are similar, although culantro is more pungent.

An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

Eryngium foetidum

It can also be used for Thai curry pastes see eryngimuespecially, when coriander roots are not available. Energy 23kcal; carbohydrates 3. In a study to reduce bolting and increase leaf: Find articles by Samuel J. The leaves themselves can be eaten erynigum the form of a chutney as an appetite stimulant Mahabir Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle.

The essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation 4 h of the fresh plant parts using a Clevenger-type apparatus in accordance with the British Pharmacopoeia [ 18 ]. Large immigrant communities in London, New York, and Toronto represents a vast potential market for the herb. The relative amount of each individual component of the essential oil was expressed as the percentage of the peak area relative to the total peak area. Also consumed as chutneys Nutritional Value Energy 23kcal; carbohydrates 3.

It is also used to add in chutneys, torka etc. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Essien and Paul S.


Eryngium foetidum – Useful Tropical Plants

Unsourced or poorly sourced material may be challenged and removed. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. A fraction of the essential oil rich in eryngial is the subject of a US patent application for its effectiveness against parasitic trypanosomes, nematodes, eryngihm and bacteria in humans and other mammals.

Salsa is usually consumed with tortilla chips as an appetizer. Long coriander is often used as a fully equivalent substitute for the much-loved coriander leaves to decorate soups and stir-fries; occasionally, the largest leaves are used to wrap food bits in them.

Phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Eryngium L. Monoterpene hydrocarbons occurred in the range 5.

Table 1 Composition of E. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for foetiudm. It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Shaded plants also had fewer inflorescences with lower fresh weight.

Flowers are white and in sub-sessile umbels. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Basal leaves spathulate, spinous and toothed. Garliconion and more or less fiery chiles are called for by almost all recipes.

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