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CUBAN OREGANO (Plectranthus amboinicus) Green

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Plectranthus amboinicus is a tender fleshy perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with an oregano-like flavor and odor, native to Southern and Eastern Africa, from South Africa & Swaziland to Angola and Mozambique and north to Kenya and Tanzania. It is widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in the Old & New World Tropics.

Cuttings root in soil or water.
Live plants regularly outgrow the standard flat rate shipping size.
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Ordering Options:
1 Live Cutting | 10 Live Cuttings | 1 Live Rooted Plant | Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE | Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)



Product Description


Shipping Upgrades:
-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system.
We can ship out all year round, but that doesn’t mean we can ship to you. If you live in a FROZEN state and don’t want to wait until the thaw we can add heat packs. The parcel will also be wrapped / sealed  / taped more thoroughly than usual. For best results add on this upgrade for as many true tropical plants you order, or know that each upgrade unit will provide up to 2 heat packs to the parcel. If you only add 2 heat packs to a bigger order we can’t be held responsible if things die. A lot of stuff in the inventory can deal with being cold actually, but other stuff simply cannot. If you see this message then the order will be held until you thaw, unless you add heat packs (72 hour). Unless you have it shipped to your workplace (recommended), they might be labelled advising the USPS hold the parcel indoors at the Office for you to pick up (they may or may not actually do it).

CUTTINGS: Will arrive alive & crisp. They haven’t been treated, at any point, with any sort of chemicals for any sort of reason. Perfectly good to start cooking with, or drop the stems into water (or soil) and they’ll start rooting. If the order only calls for a Flat Rate Envelope, some of the leaves will probably be crushed, but they’ll be packed in natural Coconut Peat to help prevent it Coco peat is one of the best substrates for rooting & growing just about anything. You’ll be able to start plucking & utilizing these thick hardy potent leaves, and the stems will grow into new plants. Each cutting will have at least 5″ of stem behind it.

How to Grow Plectranthus Amboinicus | Home Guides | SF Gate

Indian Borage Research Data Links:
Bing ImagesBitterroot RestorationDave’s Garden – Extension – Fine GardeningGoogle ScholarPubMed.govUSDAWikipedia

Selected Scholarly Papers:
Plectranthus amboinicus leaf extract mediated synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles and its control of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm and blood sucking mosquito larvae.
Antimalarial activity of Malaysian Plectranthus amboinicus against Plasmodium berghei.
Rhizofiltration of lead using an aromatic medicinal plant Plectranthus amboinicus cultured in a hydroponic nutrient film technique (NFT) system.
In vitro and in vivo leishmanicidal activity of Astronium fraxinifolium (Schott) and Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis.
Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Plectranthus amboinicus leaf extract and its antimicrobial activity.
Chemical constituents of Plectranthus amboinicus and the synthetic analogs possessing anti-inflammatory activity.
Antineoplasic effect of aqueous extract of plectranthus amboinicus in ehrlich ascites carcinoma.
An improved bioassay facilitates the screening of repellents against cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).
Study of the Interference between Plectranthus Species Essential Oils from Brazil and Aminoglycosides.
Efficacy of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng in a Murine Model of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Abscesses.
The chemotherapeutic effect of essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) on lung metastasis developed by B16F-10 cell line in C57BL/6 mice.
Toxicity of essential oil from Indian borage on the larvae of the African malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae.
Effect of subinihibitory and inhibitory concentrations of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng essential oil on Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Plectranthus amboinicus and Centella asiatica Cream for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activity of plectranthus amboinicus on normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
Analgesic and Antiinflammatory Activities of the Aqueous Extract from Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. Both In Vitro and In Vivo.
Plectranthus amboinicus attenuates inflammatory bone erosion in mice with collagen-induced arthritis by downregulation of RANKL-induced NFATc1 expression.
Alcoholic leaf extract of Plectranthus amboinicus regulates carbohydrate metabolism in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
The genus Plectranthus in India and its chemistry.
Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of the essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against Anopheles stephensi: a malarial vector mosquito.
Evaluation of nephroprotective, diuretic, and antioxidant activities of plectranthus amboinicus on acetaminophen-induced nephrotoxic rats.
Diuretic activity of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng in male albino rats.
Ethnomedicine and ethnobotany of fright, a Caribbean culture-bound psychiatric syndrome.
In vivo study of the anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities of leaves from Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng (Lamiaceae).
In-vitro anti- inflammatory activity of aqueous extract of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.
In vivo antimalarial activity of leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (lour) spreng on Plasmodium berghei yoelii.
Potential Use of Plectranthus amboinicus in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
In vitro antimicrobial activity of plants in Acute Otitis Externa.
Allergic contact dermatitis to Plectranthus amboinicus masquerading as chronic leg ulcer.
Plectranthus: a review of ethnobotanical uses.
Screening of plants acting against Heterometrus laoticus scorpion venom activity on fibroblast cell lysis.
Neuropharmacological profile of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. (Indian borage)].
Plants used in the treatment of leishmanial ulcers due to Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in an endemic area of Bahia, Brazil.
Chemical Composition of The Essential Oil and Aqueous Extract of Plectranthus amboinicus.

Plant Germplasm (definition): Any portion of genetic material that can be grown into a live plant. Examples include seeds, stem cuttings (via many methods including air layering), root cuttings, root divisions (multiplication via division), leaf cuttings, leaf fragments (in tissue culture), rooted nodes (vines), “eyes” (offshoots from potato tubers), cacti pieces, etc. The term germplasm can also be used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism such as as a seed collection or, for trees, a nursery.

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1 Live Cutting, 10 Live Cuttings, 1 Live Rooted Plant, Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE, Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)

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