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Scientific Name: Persicaria odorata
Alternative Names: Asian Mint, Hot mint

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Persicaria odorata
Persicaria odorata
Persicaria odorata


  • Perennial
  • Evergreen, creeping perennial.
  • Narrow green leaves pointed with a brown-maroon v-shaped marking near the base.
  • Half hardy - prune back after winter
  • Sun/ partial shade.
  • Grows well in a pot.
  • Re-pot twice a year.

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves - strong sweet coriander flavour.
  • Use fresh in noodle soup seafood, meat, chicken, fish, lamb and pork
  • Use in stir fried meat and vegetable dishes.
  • Beans, salads, sauces and curry beef

Parts Used

  • Leaves
  • Pick to use fresh throughout the growing season

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Aid digestion and anti-diarrheal
  • Astringent and anti-cararrhal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Apply on ringworm
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