Coleus amboinicus; කප්පරවල්ලිය

Mexican Mint(Coleus amboinicus) also known as Plectranthus amboinicus, is a semi-succulent Lamiaceae perennial plant with a pungent oregano-like taste and odour. Coleus amboinicus's origin is uncertain, but it is thought to be native to Africa and probably India. ndian Name- Indian Borage, Pashan Bhedi,Ajwain Leaves, Karpooravalli, Patharchur, Muriyan pacha, Murikooti.Indian borage, country borage, French thyme, Indian mint, Mexican Mint(Coleus amboinicus), Cuban oregano, soup mint, and Spanish thyme are some of the common names in English.

Medicinal Uses of Mexican Mint(Coleus amboinicus):

Mexican Mint(Coleus amboinicus) leaves have a good flavour and are used in meat and poultry stuffings, as well as beef, lamb, and game. To mask the intense odours and tastes of fish, mutton, and goat, the herb is substituted for oregano. Laundry and hair are scented with fresh leaves. It's also used as a decorative herb. Indian borage (also known as Mexican Mint(Coleus amboinicus) has a long list of health benefits, including the ability to improve skin, detoxify the body, fight coughs and colds, alleviate arthritis pain, reduce stress, and improve digestion.

  • Respiratory Issues are Relieved:
  • You can chew on the leaves of Indian borage or make tea from them if you have a cough, sore throat, coughing, a stuffy nose, or painful sinuses. The herb's compounds serve as a potent expectorant, removing mucus and phlegm from your respiratory tracts and clearing your sinuses. This can also aid in the improvement of the immune system.

  • Urinary Tract Infections:
  • The extract obtained from the leaves aids in the treatment of kidney stones, the treatment of vaginal discharges, and the reduction of infections. As a result, it aids in the proper functioning of the kidneys and is a common remedy in India.

  • Reduce arthritis:
  • The omega-6 fatty acids found in Indian borage leaf are thought to help with arthritis. Athletes are often advised to eat this leaf in order to avoid osteoporosis.

  • Reduces Anxiety and Stress:
  • Some of the organic compounds and minerals in Indian borage are slightly sedative in nature, which is one of the lesser-known benefits. It has been used as a herbal remedy for those with high anxiety or chronic stress in folk medicine, especially in tea form, to induce relaxation, peace of mind, and safe, restful sleep.

  • Anti-cancer Potential:
  • Scientists discovered that the stem of the Indian borage plant is high in antioxidants and can scavenge free radicals, according to research. This plant's extract has been shown to suppress cancer cell proliferation as well as have antiplatelet aggregation properties.

  • Fever-Relieving Treatments:
  • Mexican Mint(Coleus amboinicus) also used to treat fever the most common symptoms of a cold or flu. Indian borage is a sudorific herb, which means it induces sweating, which aids in the removal of contaminants from the skin and speeds up the healing process. Borage is also used to treat cholera and meningitis in Asia and South America. It's also used to address a variety of sensory issues.

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