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Mexican Coriander
Mexican Coriander Plants

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Coriander ' Mexican '
1 plant in a 3 1/2" pot
Our Price: $5.99 FOR 1 PLANT IN A 3 1/2" POT

Product Code: PHPC004

Coriander : "Mexican"  'Eryngium foetidum' Other Common Names: Puerto Rican coriander, Spanish Culantro, Cilantro habanero, Cilantro extranjero, Saw tooth coriander, Spiny coriander, and mexican coriander. Native to Central America, Mexican Coriander can grow well in hot steamy weather. Don't confuse Mexican Coriander with cilantro (Coriandrum sativum), another common herb. Mexican coriander has long green leaves, and its pungent flavor.
Culinary Uses : Unlike other corianders, this variety dries well, retaining good color and flavor. It is sometimes used as a substitute for cilantro, but it has a much stronger taste.  This herb is popular in Mexican, Asian, Moroccan, Vietnamese and Thai cooking.
Medicinal Uses : Ethnomedicinal uses include treatment for burns, earache, fevers, hypertension, constipation, fits, asthma, stomach ache, worms, infertility complications, snake bites, diarrhea and malaria. The plant is said to calm a person's spirit and thus prevents epileptic fits (seizures).
                                      Medicinally, the leaves and roots are used in tea to stimulate appetite, improve digestion, combat colic, soothe stomach pains, and eliminate gas.
Other Uses :
How to Grow: Plant in sun to partly shade, but grow best in shady areas where it will make larger, greener leaves and a more pungent aroma. Plant in well-drained soil but kept the soil constantly moist.
Harvesting: Harvest Mexican coriander by removing the entire plant at soil level, which will encourage it to re-grow and allows for optimal production.  When flowers begin growing, the leaves become tough and unsuitable for culinary uses. Therefore, you should harvest this plant before flowers begin forming.
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