26 February, 2012

Doddapatre, Ajwain Patta (Plectranthus amboinicus)

"Plectranthus amboinicus, once identified as Coleus amboinicus, is a tender fleshy perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with an oregano-like flavor and odor." (source Wikipedia)

Also called "Ajwain Patta" because the leaves have a flavour of ajwain, it is a medicinal herb that works well as a home remedy for coughs and colds.

The leaves can also be made into a Tambli and consumed along with meals.

Wikipedia link.  

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