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Premna serratifolia, PLa Cach

Premna serratifolia

PLa Cach
Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: SE Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A small tree with edible leaves that is extensively used in Indian traditional medicine. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the young leaves are boiled and eaten as a vegetable. Leaves has a lightly pungent flavor, to be mixed with other raw vegetables.

Suitable on soaking, wrapping with barbecue, fried meat, grilled fish. Sometimes used as a vegetable hot-pot dip or can be used as vegetables boiled or fried. It tastes very good. This mildly stimulant herb is famous in whole South Asia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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