English :Eryngo/False coriander .
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :foetidum Linn.
Habit :Spiny aromatic herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leaves taken fresh. Leaves simmered with water for decoction use. Leaves boiled with other plants (citrus leaf) for extract and soup. Roots boiled for soup. Leaves are used as a spice particularly in cooking meats.
Mode of use :Decoction, Paste and Fresh
Ingredients :The plant yields a volatile oil.
Ailment Treated:Fresh leaf decoction is taken in case of paralysis and epilepsy. Leaf decoction is used for high blood pressure. Root soup is stomachic.
Source:Originated from Carribean region of America but naturalized in Manipur. Found growing wild in valley areas & low altitude hills. Now-a-day cultivated in kitchen gardens and sold in the local markets.