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, Oenanthe javanica Java waterdropwort, [2 ] Japanese parsley or Chinese celery, is a plant of the water dropwort genus originating from East Asia. ( Chinese celery is also the name given to Apium graveolens var. secalinum).
While many other species of water dropwort are extremely toxic,
Oenanthe javanica is edible, and is cultivated in the People's Republic of China, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand (ผักชีล้อม), the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Vietnam, as well as in Italy, where its spring growths (called セリ in Japanese, seri minari 미나리 in Korean) are relished as a vegetable. It is one of the ingredients of the symbolic dish consumed in the Japanese spring-time festival, . Nanakusa-no-sekku
It is commonly consumed in the
Northeast Indian State of Manipur, where it is called in komprek Meithei. It is one of the main ingredients in Manipuri Eromba and Singju.
This plant should not be confused with the plants of the genus
, sometimes called "Japanese wild parsley" ( Cryptotaenia mitsuba in Japanese).
The plant contains
persicarin and isorhamnetin. [3 ]
Varieties [ edit ]
The variety 'Flamingo' has colorful pink edges.
References [ edit ]
^ "Oenanthe stolonifera Wall. ex DC.". USDA-Germplasm Resources Information Network . Retrieved . 2013-02-01
^ ". Oenanthe javanica" Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA . Retrieved . 21 July 2015
^ Anticoagulant activities of persicarin and isorhamnetin. Ku SK, Kim TH and Bae JS, Vascul Pharmacol., April 2013, volume 58, issue 4, pages 272-279, doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2013.01.005
See also [ edit ]