Sawtooth Corriander – Thai Name : Pak Chi farang
Chilli – Thai Name : Prik Ki Nu Sot Met Yai (Daeng)
Galangal – Thai Name : Kha
Lemon Grass – Thai Name : Takrai
Acacia – Thai Name : Cha om
Pandan Leaf – Thai Name : Bai toei
Okra – Thai Name : Grajiab
Okra Seed Pod and flower
The versatile little pod can be used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few
- It is cooked in soups, stews, battered, fried, dried, grilled or steamed
- It is used as thickening agent for soups
- It is ground into a fine powder and added to food such as cous cous to stop the grains from sticking
- Its seeds can be pressed to make good quality oil and are also high in protein
- Mature, dried okra seeds were ground and used as a coffee substitute in Central America, Africa and parts of Asia
Water Mimosa - Thai Name :Pak kra ched
Water mimosa, Neptunia oleracea, is a vegetable commonly eaten raw or stir-fried . It is an aquatic plant cultivated muchike rice. The young leaves, shoot tips and young pods are eaten, and the roots are used medicinally.
Marsh Mint – Thai Name : Bai Sa la Nae
The fresh leaves of this herbaceous plant are used as a flavouring and eaten raw in Thai cuisine. Volatile oil contents give the plant several therapeutic uses, including carminative, mild antiseptic, local anaesthetic, diaphoretic and digestant properties. Mint (Sa la nae in Thai) is used in larb and other salads and is served with noodle soup.
Musk Plant, Misty Plume Bush, Ginger Bush
Coriander -Thai Name : Pak chee
Yellow Velvetleaf (burhead) – Thai Name : pak gaan jawng
Thistle like plant – Thai Name : Ngeuak Blaa Mor
In Thailand, Kratom leaves are often chewed fresh. Dried leaves can also be chewed, but since they are a bit tough, most people prefer to crush them up or powder them so that they can be swallowed. Powdered kratom can be mixed with fruit juice or apple sauce. This partially masks the taste and allows it to be quickly swallowed. Dried kratom leaves are often made into a tea that is strained and then drunk.
Kratom is now banned in Thailand,Burma and Australia – the plant I found has now been destroyed ( Honestly)