Mother of Herbs (Plectranthus amboinicus) Common Names: Indian borage, Spanish thyme or Cuban oregano.

This is an exciting new herb to add to our already extensive range and is used in traditional Indian medicine for its soporific qualities among other things. If you have trouble sleeping try adding one leaf to a cup of boiling water and drink it before going to bed. This unusual herb loves well-drained soil in either full sun or part-shade, but it is a little tender in the cold temperatures (it will grow happily inside). Pinch out leaves on the growth tips to maintain a compact shape; this should be easy as you harvest it for your cooking and teas.

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