Saturday, August 8, 2009

Indian Borage

The Indian Borage, Plectranthus amboinicus is a no-trouble plant which grows with very little fuss wherever you plant it. The leaves have a pungent smell, reminiscent of aniseed. There are two types, a green one and a vareigated one. Both are good herbs, used in cooking and healing.
The leaves alleviate cough when chewed. Ground leaves mixed with pepper and yoghurt is good for indigestion and dispepsia.
The herb looks pretty when grown in a pot.


  1. wow, there is a plant that grows in my garden that looks like this, I thought it was a weed lol :D, it's all over the place.

  2. It might be the borage, because it is a very hardy plant which can grow with neglect too.