The bright green serrated leaves are similar in scent and flavor to lemon verbena and lemongrass. Purple flowers bloom in flat spikes in September and October. Productive multi-branched plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall. The leaves are used in Vietnamese cuisine and the seeds are sometimes powdered and used for flavoring. Kinh Gioi is common in herbal medicine as a carminative and astringent. Grown as a tender perennial in frost-free areas, and an annual herb elsewhere. As a perennial it can grow to 20’ tall. Also known as Vietnamese Lemon Mint and Vietnamese Balm. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Summer.
kinh giới in Vietnamese is a weed native to Asia, sometimes grown as an ornamental plant. Today it is found throughout Nepal at elevations of 1500 to 3400 m. It is also found in India, eastern Asia and Europe. Today Kinh Gioi has become popular as an ornamental plant, though first being reported in the Americas as a weed in 1889. Delicious kinh gioi recipes