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RE: Indian spice


That is a really cool plant!!

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of cathy carpenter
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 7:23 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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 
--
www.plantoftheweek.org/week129.shtml.
I love Indian cooking, but have never tried using this.
Cathy
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.
>
> Thanks.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 4/7/2003 11:05:37 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
>>
>> Noreen,
>> Do you think it might be some kind of curry?
>> Martha
>> Pittsburgh
>
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