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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Culantro: A Much Utilized, Little Understood Herb

Flowers produced in treated plants were less woody and spiny and leaf-like in appearance, making them easier for pruning. Defines and describes life history of a living organism, meaning the course of obligatory developmental transformations in an organism from fertilised zygote to maturity.

Search in all groups Search within this group. The plant is boiled and the water used for a voetidum bath or as a medication for chicken pox and measles. Also ripe tropical fruits papaya, mango are sometimes added.


Culantro: A Much Utilized, Little Understood Herb

Also consumed as chutneys Nutritional Value Energy 23kcal; carbohydrates 3. Send a request for permission. Plants around the garden have also reportedly provided excellent defense against aphids. The plant forms two types of leaves: Percentage scavenging activity was calculated using the expression: Ntuk2 and Mohammad I. The comparison of our findings with volatile oils of E.

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The GC oven temperature program was used as follows: Related observations Show all. The effects of progibb sprays on leaf and flower growth in culantro Eryngium foetidum L. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.

Eryngium foetidum L. Essential Oils: Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Capacity

DPPH radical scavenging activity of E. Three Umbelliferae herbs growing in Iran. User specific search options User. The herb is also commonly found along moist or shaded pathways and near cultivated areas where heavy soils predominate Seaforth et al. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


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The yields of the leaf, stem and root essential oils of E. It grows naturally throughout many Caribbean islands including Trinidad and Tobago, where it is abundant in forests particularly in disturbed areas as in slash and burn sites. Essien2, 3 Samuel J.

Precise fertilizer recommendations have not been made but high nitrogen fertilizers or manures promote leaf growth. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eryngium foetidum. In Asia, it is most popular in the countries of the South East Asian peninsular. Some of the common names of culantro in the Caribbean area are: The leaf, stem and root of E.

In vitro antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities in Eryngoum foetidum L.