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Scientific Name: Elsholtzia ciliata
Alternative Names: Vietnamese Mint

Package Format0.20g (632s)

Elsholtzia ciliata
Elsholtzia ciliata
Elsholtzia ciliata


  • Annual
  • Grown as a tender perennial in frost-free areas, and an annual herb elsewhere.
  • Can grow up to 30 to 90cm with bright green leaves that are similar in scent and flavor to lemon verbena and lemongrass.
  • Prefers moist soil in sun.

Culinary Uses

  • Young leaves and stems - delicious in tea drinks.
  • Potherb.
  • Compliments noodles, fish, chicken, salads and soups.

Parts Used

  • It is harvested when in flower and dried for later use

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Has broad-spectrum antibacterial actions.
  • Treats common colds, fevers, headaches, diarrhea, edema and oliguria.
  • Relieves the effects of excess alcohol.
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