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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They can be steamed and served with rice. It can also erynguum used for Thai curry pastes see coconutespecially, when coriander roots are not available. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The comparison of our findings with volatile oils of E. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. The anti-oxidant and anti-proliferative activities of E.

Eryngium foetidum L.: a review.

The relative amount of each individual component of the essential oil was expressed as the percentage of the peak area relative to the total peak area. Plants around the garden have also reportedly provided excellent defense against aphids.


In a study to reduce bolting and increase leaf: Leaf volatile eryyngium contained a high proportion of E Dodecenal Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial herb in the family Apiaceae. Composition of the leaf and root oil of Eryngium foetidum L. The salsa is then finalized with fresh herbs oreganocorianderepazoteparsley and otherssalt and maybe a dash of lime juice and sugar.

Basal leaves spathulate, spinous and toothed. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses.

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

User Group specific search options Title. So it was natural to call the continent Europe just firanja Frank country in Arabic. Open in a separate window. Last update on Medicinal and edible plants used by East Indians of Trinidad and Tobago. Can include eryngiun services. If you would like eryjgium support this site, please consider Donating. A popular Caribbean seasoning herb and folk medicine. Freeze drying of harvested leaves is another alternative being considered to extend postharvest life.


Names in different languages include: Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Culantro Eryngium foetidum L. The major aldehyde compounds occurred in all the samples, except tetradecenal detected in both leaf and root oils. A number of researchers have reported E dodecenal as the main constituent of E.

The plant is reportedly rich in calcium, iron, carotene, and riboflavin and its harvested leaves are widely used as a food flavoring and seasoning herb for meat and many other foods.

Eryngium foetidum L.: a review.

Conclusions The analyzed volatile oils from the leaf, stem and root parts of E. Spiny coriander Eryngium foetidum L. Journal List Medicines Basel v.

Also consumed as chutneys Nutritional Value Energy 23kcal; carbohydrates 3.

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