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Ngò Om (Limnophila aromatica) Rice Paddy Herb

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L. aromatica has a flavor and aroma reminiscent of both lemon and cumin. It is used most often in Vietnamese cuisine, where it is called ngò om. It is an ingredient in canh chua, a sweet and sour seafood soup which also includes tamarind,not to be confused with ngò gai which is also added as an accompaniment to the noodle soup called phở. In Thai cuisine it is known as phak kayang and is also used to make om. This can be grown as a terrestrial, a semi-aquatic, or true aquatic plant. Water vegetables should always be steeped in boiling water for a few seconds to kill any potential pathogens.

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1 Live Plant (1″

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Shipping Upgrades:
-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system.
-HEAT PACKS
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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).

Ecology:
Common aquatic weed found in ponds and rice fields, marshy area, full sun (JIRCAS 2011). Typically grows in ditches, marshy wet, low-lying areas and rice fields.

Range:
The species occurs throughout much of the Indian subcontinent, east through Bhutan to China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula, south through Bangladesh, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Viet Nam to the Philippines and Indonesia (Philcox 1970, Cook 1996, Mudgal et al. 1997, Ahmed et al. 2009, NMNH 2011).

IUCN Assessment Info:
The species has a broad distribution, from India, Japan and the Korean Peninsula south to the Philippines and Indonesia, it is able to exploit anthropogenic habitats such as rice fields and is unlikely to be threatened with extinction in the short term, it is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Synonyms:
Water Mint, Ngo Om, Roum Om, Phak Kayang, Finger Grass, Ambulia aromatica Lam., Limnophila chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. subspecies clarkei (Haines) Murti & Panigrahi, Limnophila chinensis (Osbeck) Merr. subspecies scaberrima (S.Kutz) Thothathri, Limnophila hirsuta Heyne ex Bentham, Limnophila verticillata Yamazaki

Rice Paddy Herb Research Data Links:
Aquarium LifeAquatic Plant CentralBing ImagesDave’s Garden - Google ScholarPubMed - USDA - Viet World KitchenWikipedia

Citations:
Anti-inflammatory activities of extracts of Thai spices and herbs with lipopolysaccharide-activated RAW 264.7 murine macrophages.
Antioxidant and vascular protective activities of Cratoxylum formosum, Syzygium gratum and Limnophila aromatica.

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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.

EXCLUSIVE: All live plants, bulbs and recalcitrant seeds are regularly inoculated with numerous strains of beneficial symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi & bacteria (listed below) essential for strong healthy plant roots. Generally this is one of the last aspects of horticultural science that gardeners learn about when it should be the first. Beneficial Ectomycorrhiza: Laccaria bicolor, Laccaria laccata, Pisiolithus tinctorius, Rhizopogon amylopogon, Rhizopogon fulvigleba, Rhizopogon luteolus, Rhizopogon roseolus, Rhizopogon subcaerulescens, Rhizopogon villosulus, Rhizopogon vulgaris, Scleroderma cepa, Scleroderma citrinni, Suillus granulatus, Suillus punctatepies Beneficial Endomycorrhiza: Gigaspora brasilianum, Gigaspora margarita, Gigaspora monosporum, Glomus aggregatum, Glomus clarum, Glomus deserticola, Glomus entunicatum, Glomus intraradices, Glomus monosporum, Glomus mosseae Beneficial Tricoderma: Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma koningii Beneficial Bacteria: Acidovorax facilis, Azotobacter chroococcum, Azotobacter polymxa, Bacillus azotoformans, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus stearothermophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus thuringiensis, Cellulomonas flavigena, Paenibacillus dorum, Paenibacillus florescence, Paenibacillus gordonae, Paenibacillus polymyxa, Psuedomonas aureofaceans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Most of these strains are available in water soluble form in "Myco Madness" (available here at M.S.B.). 

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1 Live Plant (1″ rootball), 10 Live Plant Cuttings, 100 Live Plant Cuttings, Shipping Upgrade: HEAT Packs (2), 1-Cup Tub of Dried Herb Spice