Cuban Oregano Seeds, ASIAN VEGETABLE /HERB

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Cuban Oregano Seeds,AKA (Broad Leaf Thyme) Spanish thyme, Mexican Mint,Hung chanh. Organic herb seeds !

A tender fleshy perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with an oregano-like flavor and odor. In India the leaves have many medicinal and ayurvedic applications.

Around the world the names include Cuban oregano, Spanish thyme, Oregano Brujo (Puerto Rico), Indian Borage, Hung chanh (Vietnam), Mexican thyme, Big Thyme (Grenada) and Mexican mint.

  • Known as Panikoorka in Malayalam,
  • Vaamaku in Telugu,
  • Doddapatre in Kannada,
  • Pathurchur in Marathi,
  • Patta ajwain in Hindi,
  • Indoor Broadleaf in Jamaican 
  • and Karpuravalli in Tamil, it is used for treating cold, cough, and fever in infants. In Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh the leaves are dipped in chick pea batter and fried like pakoras(bajjis).

Can grow as a potted plant
The herb grows easily in a well-drained, semi-shaded position. It is frost tender (USDA hardiness zones 10-11) [11] and grows well in sub-tropical and tropical locations, but will do well in cooler climates if grown in a pot and brought indoors, or moved to a warm sheltered position in winter. The plant should be watered only sparingly.
Broadleaf Thyme ;Jamaican Indoor Broadleaf Thyme is a highly aromatic succulent plant that originated in southern and eastern Africa, but which gained more appreciation when it was brought to the Caribbean islands long ago. It is a strong herb that can easily overpower other flavors,

Broadleaf Thyme goes by many other names: oregano brujo, Spanish thyme, Mexican thyme, Cuban Oregano , Mexican mint , Spanish oregano or Indian borage. Húng chanh (Vietnam) and Orégano Brujo (Puerto Rico) Plectranthus (Coleus) amboinicus.

It's a perennial plant with a flavor similar to oregano that is actually native to southern and eastern Africa, but which has also found hospitable homes in the Caribbean tropics.
Broadleaf Thyme has the stem with the rectangular cross section, plus leaves that are thick, grey-green, fuzzy, and succulent. When mature, the plant reaches 50 cm in height. The leaves have a strong aroma, particularly when handled by hand. The ideal conditions for Broadleaf Thyme are well-drained soil with partial shade. In cold climates, it can be grown in a pot and brought inside during cold weather. It only needs water sparingly.

Broadleaf Thyme is Very Popular in Jamaican and Cuban cuisine a tasty addition to meat and poultry . When chopped up very fine, they can be used to spice up dishes of wild game, lamb, and beef. The leaves also have folk medicine uses. Broadleaf Thyme is said to treat sore throats, stuffy nose, coughs, and infections.

Though Broadleaf Thyme is used in only a few dishes, it does tend to take a starring role in those recipes it is a part of, like Cuban black beans. Sauteed with garlic then added to black beans cooking with a bay leaf, salt, pepper, and cilantro, Broadleaf Thyme takes traditional Cuban black beans to an entirely new level. Grilled, toasted Cuban pork sandwiches often feature mayonnaise with Broadleaf Thyme and garlic added for extra flavor.

Because Cuban garlic is so strong, it doesn't take very much to make a very flavorful mayonnaise. When a couple of teaspoons of Broadleaf Thyme are mixed with a quarter cup of vinegar, a cup of olive oil, minced cloves of garlic,  little Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, it makes a deliciously different salad dressing.

Cuban seasoned chopped beef features Broadleaf Thyme, along with onions, garlic, tomatoes, apples, and almonds. Though Broadleaf Thyme is called by many different names, its distinctive and strong flavor gives it pride of place in several traditional Cuban and Jamaican recipes

Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 12 - 18 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, do not cover seed
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

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