In Manipur, since epic days, it is favorite spice and is grown as pot herb in kitchen gardens for domestic use.
In most of the fish, vegetable and meat dishes this spice is added in Manipur for flavor and taste. Usually seeds are considered as spice added either crushed or whole. The plant is used as medicine and green vegetable and often added to traditional salad dishes like 'Eromba'.
It is used as folk medicine in Manipur. The roots are commonly served for stomach troubles. The decoction of the herb at the rate of tea spoon full twice daily for a week after meals relieves hypertension.
False Coriander is a small herb, growing in wild form in many parts of North Eastern India but virtually unknown in rest of India. It is commonly used as spice in Manipur and neighboring areas.
Botanical name:Eryngium foetidum Linn.
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