Is Panikoorka and oregano same?

Panikoorka Source: Wikimedia. A well-known remedy across South Indian households, this herbaceous plant which is known as the Cuban Oregano or Mexican Mint is quite distinct for its ‘Vicks’ like fragrance and is exceptionally effective to treat sick children suffering from a fever, cough and cold.

Is Panikoorka and ajwain same?

Known as Ajmo or Ajmet in Gujarati, Panikoorka in Malayalam, Vaamaku in Telugu, Doddapatre in Kannada, Pathurchur or Owa in Marathi, Patta ajwain in Hindi, and Karpuravalli in Tamil, it is used for treating cold, cough, and fever in infants.

What is the scientific name of Panikoorka?

Plectranthus barbatus
Coleus barbatus/Scientific names

What is Indian borage used for?

As medicine – The leaves are uses to treat sore throats, cough, asthma, insomnia, viral conditions, indigestion, stomach cramps, convulsions, burns, headache, sores and insect bites. It is also taken as a liver tonic. Other uses – They are sometimes rubbed on hair and clothes for the fragrance.

Is Indian borage same as oregano?

It is a succulent in the Lamiaceae family, also known as Spanish thyme, Indian borage, and Mexican mint. It is not a true oregano in the family, Origanum, but has a scent characteristic of the true oreganos.

Is oregano and ajwain same?

Two commonly available Indian herbs can be used to substitute oregano. The first and most common one is Carom (ajwain leaves). These plants can be found in almost every other household in India. These leaves are also used in treating cough, cold and fever in children.

Which plant is known as mother of herbs?

Coleus amboinicus
Mother Of Herbs plant, Coleus amboinicus, is also known as All Purpose Herb, Cuban Oregano and Fruit Salad Herb.

Can we eat Indian borage?

Both the leaves and flowers of the plant are edible and commonly used as a garnish, dried herb, or vegetable in a variety of drinks and dishes. The leaves are sometimes also ground up and steeped in hot water to brew herbal tea.

Is Indian borage good for cough?

Sometimes, it is used as a substitute for oregano, so you might also hear it being called by its other common name, Cuban Oregano. Locally, this plant is used to treat coughs – the leaves are boiled and the resultant decoction is drunk to soothe the throat.