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Re: Indian spice

Found it! Not in the Neem family at all. It is a member of the citrus family. Botanical name Murraya koenigii. You can check out a picture at --
I love Indian cooking, but have never tried using this.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 08:26 PM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this...
Not some type of curry. The Curry spice is actually a mixture of several
different spices, rather than just one......or so I have been told and read.
Made the mistake some years ago and bought a curry plant thinking that it was
THE curry....but it isn't.

My Indian friend said that it was in the Neem family....or I should say, the
same family as the well known Neem tree. She said that they call it sweet
Neem where she is from, but said that in southern India where the plant and
spice is more common, it is probably called something different since they
speak a different language than where she is from.

She did tell me that she was going to ask around and see if anyone knows the
botanical name. So will let you all know....unless someone has an idea??
Did a search but only came up with the bitter type Neem, the tree, not shrub.

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 4/7/2003 11:05:37 PM Central Standard Time,
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Do you think it might be some kind of curry?
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