Water dropwort, Oenanthe javanica (ผักชีล้อม ; phak chee laawm)

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Water dropwort (ผักชีล้อม ; phak chee laawm)

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Local Names: ผักอัน (phak an), ผักอันอ้น (phak an ohn), ผักอันอ้อ (phak an aaw), ผักผันอ้อ (phak phan aaw), จีอ้อ (jee aaw), ผักหนอกช้าง (phak naawk chaang), จุ้ยคึงไฉ่ (juy kheung chai)

This plant should not be confused with Apium graveolens, which is also called Chinese celery

Oenanthe javanica is a perennial herb that grows to about 1 m in height, with fibrous roots that emerge from all nodes, and flowers with 5 white petals and 5 stamens. The leaves are aromatic, glabrous, and have a sheath covering the stem. The leaflets are divided into lobes and crinkled. The ‘Flamingo’ variety has colorful pink edges. The plant grows wild in moist areas, along streams, and on the edges of ponds. [1]Wikipedia

It has a spicy, slightly bitter flavor and a characteristic aroma that enhances appetite believed to help improve eyesight In addition, it’s considered a warm element that alleviates cold, adjusts the flow of energy, and relieves abdominal pain, menstrual pain, and indigestion. [2]Medthai

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