The leafy thickened coriander plant has the scientific name of Plectranthus Amboinicus. The common names of this plant are lemon basil, mandarin, coriander, herbs or dwarf herbs. This is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the same family as basil, mint, marjoram, sage, rosemary and thyme.
The thick leafy amber tree is native to East Africa and South Africa. Currently, the tree is commonly grown in tropical countries such as India, China, Malaysia, and Vietnam for medicinal, spices and ornamental plants.
The leafy amaranth is grown in pots or as bushes. Plants grow in many different environments. But most suitable is fertile, easily drained and shaded soils. Trees thrive annually according to two seasons: summer and autumn. In April or May, the plants flower and bear fruit.
Stems thick leaves about 25-100cm high. The plant is succulent, has a pungent odor and often has short, soft hair surrounding the stem when young. Older trees will be smoother.
The leaves are thick, heart-shaped, thick, hard, and crunchy around the edge of the leaves, with rounded teeth and often symmetrical. The leaves have many fine hairs, have a pleasant aroma. When inhaled, they feel refreshing. The flowers of the evergreen tree are found on a short, light purple stalk. Plants usually give flowers from August to November.
How to grow thick leaf vegetables
The leafy amber tree can be planted with seedlings or cuttings. When cuttings should choose trees with big round stems, equally good green leaves, no pests, should not choose too young or too old branches will not grow.
Thick leaf lettuce can be grown in pots, sponges or open spaces as long as good drainage is ensured as the plant does not tolerate waterlogging.
The planting place must have sunlight for 4-5 hours because this is a sun-loving plant.
Leafy Qin can be harvested after about 1 month. When harvested, the leaves can be cut off or can cut off the tips of the tip for use.
Health benefits of thick leaf shiso (basil)
1. Coughing, reducing sore throat for pregnant women and young children
Pregnant women and young children often should not take medicine, so thickening will be an effective remedy for cough, sore throat, sinusitis at home effectively. The active substance inside the basil leaves is similar to a natural antibiotic that has a good antiseptic effect, removing mucus, phlegm and inflammatory agents that cause throat infections.
The small color of fresh amaranth leaves has been washed, added a little sugar and then brought to the water distillation, then squeezed the drinking water. The amaranth leaf residue can be eaten or swallowed with water. Use once a day, will be effective if used continuously for 3–5 days.
2. Reduce fever
The erratic weather changes are the main causes of fever, flu, and fatigue. Thick leafy amuliflower is a great way to reduce fever quickly. In addition, thick leafy amaranth also helps to sweat, remove toxins through the skin and speed up the recovery process.
Crush a few leaves of the amaranth leaves with a little salt and a little boiling water to cool, then squeeze the water. Leave the basil leaves alone or add a little vinegar or alcohol to spread all over the body.
3. Reduce stress and anxiety
Several organic compounds and minerals found in the leafy tree have a mild sedative effect. Pour thick leafy vegetables such as tea to drink to reduce feelings of anxiety, restlessness, stress, relax, and sleep well.
4. Helps to beautify the skin
One of the other great benefits of the leafy leaf plant is that it helps in regenerating and beautifying the skin. The thick leaf ash tree can heal insect bites, stings to dermatological diseases such as eczema, psoriasis … The anti-inflammatory compounds in thick leafed celery can quickly reduce redness and swelling. , and at the same time eliminates itching and irritation.
5. Potential anti-cancer
Recent research has found that the thick leaf stalk is rich in antioxidants and free radical scavenging capabilities. The extract of this plant helped inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells.
6. Improve kidney function
Basil helps with diuretic. From there, it helps the body to eliminate toxins by stimulating urination. This also reduces the excess salt, fat and water in the body, keeping the kidneys working smoothly.
7. Reduce irritable bowel syndrome
Since ancient times, basil has been used to treat upset stomachs and reduce irritable bowel syndrome. Steeping the leaves of the tree leaves thickened to drink like tea will bring the health benefits mentioned above.
8. Reducing menstrual pain in women
Women will be happy to know that thick leafy parsley also helps relieve menstrual cramps. In India and parts of Indonesia, people still iron this plant for new mothers to drink to increase breast milk flow.
9. Reduce arthritis
The omega-6 fatty acid content in basil leaves can help reduce arthritis. In addition, athletes are also recommended to consume this leaf to prevent osteoporosis.
10. Improve eyesight
The leafy leafy amaranth plant also improves eyesight. This plant contains a certain amount of vitamin A, which helps to reduce oxidative stress in the eyes and prevent macular degeneration.
Lemon basil dishes
In addition to its medicinal benefits, the thick leaf ash tree is also widely used in cooking. The leaves of the tree are often used as a food additive, seasoning, flavoring for meat dishes, fish dishes and soup.
First of all, because the leaves of this plant have a characteristic aroma, they are used to cook with poultry, beef, and lamb dishes. It is also used to eliminate the fishy odors of fish, lamb and goat meat. The basil leaves are also used in sour soup or stewed soups.
Lemon basil can be deep fried or mixed raw with salad. In addition, the leaves can brake hot water like a tea.
1. Deep fried thick leafy vegetables
• Wash and dry thick leaf of acacia leaves
• Cooking oil
• Crispy flour + water
• Ketchup / chili sauce / mayonnaise
√ Mix the fried flour at the rate of 150g flour with 150 ml of water, stir until smooth. Reduce the dough so that the dough is not too thin or too thick.
√ Heat oil in a pan. Dip the lemon basil leaves in the above flour mixture, then deep fry the oil until the outer layer is golden and crispy.
√ Deep fried thickened amulet can be dipped with ketchup / chili sauce / mayonaise, depending on your preference.
2. Stir-fried beef with thick leaves
• Lime basil leaves washed, drained, chopped as needed
• Cooking oils, spices
• Thinly sliced beef, lightly seasoned with seasoning powder, garlic, cooking oil
√ Put the oil pan on the stove, wait for the oil to be hot, add the garlic to the fry, then add the beef to the stirring.
√ When the beef is cooked, stir the thick leaves into the island, season to taste, then turn off the heat.
3. Vegetable soup with thick leaves
To make a thick leafy spinach sour soup, you need:
• 300g chicken
• 1 stalk of lemon basil
• 150g cotton buds
• 2 tomatoes
• 1 squeezed tamarind
• Cilantro (Chinese coriander), fresh chili, minced garlic, fish sauce, sugar, seasoning seeds.
√ Wash chicken, cut small to taste, marinate with 1.5 teaspoons of seasoning seeds, leave for 15 minutes.
√ The cotton buds remove the stigma to avoid bitterness and wash it.
√ Wash tomatoes, cut areca segments.
√ Lime basil and finely chopped cilantro and chili.
√ Put the pot on the stove, heat in oil, add garlic, fry and cook the chicken.
√ Fill the pot with enough water and cook until tender.
√ Tamarind in a bowl, pour hot water to filter the tamarind juice, pour into the chicken pot. Season with 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of seasoning seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon of delicious fish sauce.
√ Then you add the tomatoes, basil and Chinese aroma to the pot.
√ You season again to taste and then add sliced chili. Put the chopsticks in a boiling soup and turn off the heat immediately.
√ Fill a bowl of sour soup with thick vegetables, add Chinese aroma, and use hot.
There are also a number of other delicacies from thick leafed celery:
♦ Vegetable soup with thick leaves and leaves to cook minced meat
♦ Chicken broth cooked with cotton balls and thick leaves
♦ Thick soup with leaves cooked with copper fish
♦ Pork stir-fried thick leaves.