Vietnamese Mint/Coriander

Vietnamese Mint/Coriander
Digestion, bloating, stomach aches, diarrhoea, bacterial infections, health tonic, acne, wounds, dandruff, skin impurities.
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Vietnamese Mint is also known as Vietnamese Coriander or Hot Mint but is actually not related to the Mint family at all.  As the name suggests, it has a strong flavour, and is used a lot in Asian cooking. (delicious in fresh rice paper rolls or to wrap around spring rolls inside a coz lettuce leaf, yum!)

But it's far more than a culinary herb, it's actually very medicinal; kai is healing!

Vietnamese Mint is a great source of flavonoids, compounds that contain antioxidant-like properties to strengthen the immune system and protect the body against free radical damage.

It also contains vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium and potassium.

Vietnamese coriander is used as a natural medicine to reduce symptoms associated with digestion, bloating, stomach aches, diarrhoea and bacterial infections and as an overall health tonic. The leaves are also made into extracts and are applied topically to the scalp to treat acne, wounds, dandruff and remove skin impurities.

Athletes Foot: Vietnamese coriander can help treat fungus between toes. Wash the leaves; crush it into a liquid to apply to the area. Or you can make a poultice and apply.

Studies show great results treating bacteria such as Staph and E. coli.

It has also been known to treat scabies, ringworm, bruises, pimples, and to suppress sexual need. It is known that most Buddhist monks have this hot mint in their garden as it is said to help them follow a celibate life.

Women who have wai whero shouldn’t eat too much Vietnamese mint because it may cause over-bleeding. Avoid when hapu (pregnant) as it may increase the risk of miscarriage.

Growing: It prefers moderate to rich soil, damp, (would like a spot along edge of pond or dam), dappled shade.

Our herbs are organically grown and come in a recycled or compostable pot.