Another plant we’ve been growing for years but not recognizing its Indian heritage and medicinal qualities is the Indian borage (Plectranthus amboinicus). As Floridians, we know it as Cuban oregano and use it in many of our favorite meals.
Turns out, there are currently 75 research papers on Indian borage published in the National Library of Medicine and it has multiple uses as a folk remedy around the world.
- Skin allergies are treated with a juice of the leaves.
- Leaf tea is used for coughs, sore throats and nasal congestion, as well as flatulence, indigestion and hiccups.
- Indian traditional medical recognizes the leaf as supporting healthy liver function.
- Sweetened leaf tea is given to children with colds.
Learn more about the folk remedies.
It’s an incredibly easy plant to grow because it thrives in almost every situation — full sun or shade and dry soil or wet. It roots easily so it becomes a “pass-along plant” in most tropical climates.
Plant came very well packed and green in good condition with one or two leaves broken, which is not a big problem. Seller also sent good information papers, which was helpful. Overall good experience.
Andrea (verified owner) –
I LOVE this plant. Came well packed & in good condition. Nice, healthy plants.
Andrea Coumarian (verified owner) –
Arrived in good condition. I absolutely love these plants! Love the tea made from the leaves which has a nice taste to it.
R.A. (verified owner) –
Glad to have been able to find this plant!! I have ordered from Neem Tree Farms a few times already and plants are always carefully packaged and in great condition (even considering the fact that I’m in California and sometimes the heat out here really can do a number on plants). Can’t wait for the Rangoon Creeper to come back in stock. I got one before and it is stunning. Repeat customer for sure.