Also called the memory herb, it is a sprawling ground cover which likes wey shaded conditions. Suited to hanging baskets, pots and gardens.
Growing tip: prefers a wet fertile soil.
Height / spacing: 10cm, 20cm
Uses: The plant has a number of medicinal uses; studies have shown that an extract of the plant has anti-anxiety effects, enhances cognitive ability, improves memory capacity and motor learning ability. Also used in vietnamese cuisine. Makes a crisp fresh addition to salads, or fresh leaves steeped in tea.