Dark green pungently flavourful and fragrant leaves, also known as cilantro. Seeds and roots also edible. Essential in many Asian, Middle Eastern and south American cuisines. Medicinal uses include a calming effect on the digestive system and countering the effects of nervous tension. The growing plant is said to repel aphids and it can also be made into a spray which is effective on red spider mites. If allowed to flower the plant is attractive to beneficial insects. Plant in part shade in warmer weather. Usually available from us in spring and autumn only, in punnets of 6.