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Elettaria cardamomum, Cardamom, Malabar Cardamom, Ceylon Cardamom

Elettaria cardamomum

Cardamom, Malabar Cardamom, Ceylon Cardamom
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: SW India
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantDeciduousSpice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cardamom makes an attractive addition to the subtropical landscape.

Cardamom is a principal ingredient in curry powders, and is used to flavor confectioneries, liqueurs and chewing gums.





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Eruca vesicaria sativa, Arugula, Garden Rocket

Eruca vesicaria sativa

Arugula, Garden Rocket
Family: Brassicaceae
Origin: Europe, Italy
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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 hardy southern European annual, grown since the sixteenth century, with smooth, glossy, lyrate leaves and pale citron-yellow flowers. It can be eaten young and tender in salads or mixed into pasta and rice dishes. It is used as a leaf vegetable, which looks like a longer leaved and open lettuce. It is rich in vitamin C and potassium. It has been grown in the Mediterranean area since Roman times, and is considered an aphrodisiac. In addition to the leaves, the flowers (often used in salads as an edible garnish), young seed pods and mature seeds are all edible. It is now cultivated in various places, especially in Veneto, Italy, but is available throughout the world. In India, the mature seeds are known as Gargeer. It has a rich, peppery taste, and has an exceptionally strong flavor for a leafy green. It is generally used in salads but also cooked as a vegetable or used raw with pasta or meats in northern Italy and in coastal Slovenia. On the island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, a digestive alcohol called rucolino is made from the plant, a drink often enjoyed in small quantities following a meal.





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Eryngium foetidum, Fitweed, Culantro, Long coriander, Mexican coriander

Eryngium foetidum

Fitweed, Culantro, Long coriander, Mexican coriander
Family: Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Origin: Caribbean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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 herbEdible

Fitweed is an annual tropical herb, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of the Americas. It grows best under moist, shaded conditions near cultivated areas. Culantro or long coriander as it is called, is often mistaken for its relative, coriander (cilantro). Fitweed is a herb with a pungent odor; the leaves have toothed margins and they grow in a basal rosette pattern. Culantro is rich in iron, carotene, riboflavin and calcium. This plant is widely used as food flavoring and seasoning herb for dishes and chutney in the Caribbean; it is popular in Asia for food use. Culantro has also applications in herbal medicine: as a tea for diarrhea, flu, fevers, vomiting, diabetes and constipation. Propagation: seeds. Grown in shady and moist spots, well drained soil. Can be planted in pots for indoor use in the cooler zones.




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Eryngium sp., Sea-holly
Eryngium leavenworthii

Eryngium sp.

Sea-holly
Family: Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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 herbThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant



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Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Family: Papaveraceae
Origin: California
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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 herb



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