Although not apart of the mint family this asian herb has similar characteristics. Vietnamese Mint is spicy and hot in flavour, great for making authentic vietnamese rice paper rolls, salads and laksa soups.
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OTHER COMMON NAMES
Vietnamese coriander, Rau Ram, Lemon coriander, Daun laksa, Hot mint
Medicinally this plant has been used in the treatment of colds, respiratory ailments, ulcers, eczema, menstrual pain, stomach complaints and inflammation.
The edible leaf is used for its hot and spicy flavours, often used in laksa soups, rice paper rolls, stirfries, noodle dishes and salads.
Vietnamese mint is native to the wetlands of the Southeast Asian peninsular.
Vietnamese mint is a low growing shrub with a spreading habit. Best suited to tropical and sub-tropical conditions, it thrives in warm boggy soil either in sun or shade. We grow ours semi-submerged in a partly shaded pond where it thrives and provides a bounty of leaves for harvest all year round. This plant propagates easily by root division or cuttings.
|Size||Small shrub (to 1m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|
|Harvest Season||Year round|