Karpooravalli, also known as Indian borage or Mexican mint, is a herb with a distinct aroma and flavor. Its scientific name is Plectranthus amboinicus. The leaves are fleshy, somewhat hairy, and have a serrated edge. The plant is often grown for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
In terms of taste, karpooravalli leaves have a unique blend of mint and mild camphor flavors. They are commonly used in traditional medicine in various cultures for their potential health benefits. The leaves are rich in compounds that are believed to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.
Culinary uses of karpooravalli include adding the leaves to soups, stews, and salads, or using them to flavor various dishes. Additionally, the leaves are sometimes used to make herbal teas. In traditional medicine, karpooravalli is used for treating conditions like coughs, colds, and respiratory issues. The leaves can be crushed or used as an infusion for these purposes