Karporavalli / omavalli , as this herb is called in tamilnadu. It was widely used in traditional medicines. This was used to treat cold in young childrens.
We can take the leaf as raw , but many won’t like the taste as well as smell. I came across this recipe in a blog . I tried this with my variation which I am sharing with you.
Karporavalli ( Cuban oregano) - 10 leaves
Tomato - 2 nos
Garlic - 2 cloves
Pearl onion - 2 nos
Cumin - ½ tsp
Pepper - ½ tsp
Red chilly - 3 nos
Grind cumin , pepper , red chilly , karporavalli leaves , curry leaves, onion , garlic and tomato.
Heat kadai , add ginelly oil , then mustard seeds , curry leaves followed by grounded mixture.
Sauté for few minutes , then add two cups of water.
Allow to boil.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with rice. This can be taken as soup.
Gives excellent relief from cold , sore throat