Herbs are key ingredients in Indian & Italian cooking and also act as repellent to insects.
The ajwain plant is very easy to grow and is equally good to look at. You could grow it as a hedge in a small garden as it is quite prolific and fills up really fast, but be careful as it can overrun other plants. Most people will not be able to differentiate the ajwain plant from other ornamental in a garden, so you can actually use it as an ornamental foliage plant and in your food. The beautiful ridged leaves of the ajwain plant are edible and an easy home remedy for tummy upsets. It is also added in many dishes to give aromatic and pungent taste. Add to Raita and chop into salads for a herby, fresh taste or chew a few leaves for an instant natural mouth freshener !
Its plant has similarity to parsley and its pods are egg shaped, very small in shape sometimes looks like other version of cumin seeds. It is called omam in southern India and probably originated in Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean area. Its plant is a small, erect, annual shrub with soft fine hairs. It has many branches of leafy stem which has 4-6 rays of flowers head, each bearing 6-16 flowers.The fruits are small egg-shaped pods, brown-gray in color.
Ocimum basilicum 'Super Sweet Genovese' is one of the best choices for making fresh, homemade pesto! The flavor-packed leaves of this basil are also good for adding to homemade pizza or caprese salad. Try planting this variety in a pot by itself or mixing it with other herbs or annuals in the landscape. Grow it in a sunny windowsill to perfume your home and have quick-and-easy access to the flavorful
Lovely as a potted herb, an edible bedding plant or in floral arrangements. Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Thai' has a clove-like licorice flavor with a hearty aroma that compliments the hot spicy flavors of Thai cuisine. Compact plants sport relatively small green leaves with dark purple stems and blossoms. Leaves are 2” long and plants reach 12-18” tall.
The plant grows in shady areas like under trees.
Mimosa pudica is a small herb which grows like a weed in a short period of time. The leaves are arranged symmetrically and close on touch; hence the name sensitive plant. The Touch-Me-Not plant is not really shy or bashful. The leaves of this plant when touched fold or shrink inwards as a “rapid plant movement” to protect itself from harmful elements in the environment like grazing animals. However, after a few minutes, the leaves open again. The stems of this plant are prickly and the leaves are fern-like, with a ball-shaped pink colored flower. The plant also bears fruits of clusters of 2-8 pods. The flowers are pink in color.
Chui Muai is a mysterious element not only because of its drooping reaction when touched but also because it is abundant in so many nutrients. It helps in the treatment of many disorders like piles, dysentery, sinus, insomnia, diarrhea, alopecia and is also applied to cure wounds since ages. Touch-me-not plant helps as it has antibacterial, antivenom, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, anticonvulsant, anti-fertility and anti-asthmatic properties. It is known to have emetic, sedative and tonic properties. Landscape Use Makes excellent hedge or screening plant. It also does well as a pot plant.