Vietnamese balm (also known as “kinh giới” in Vietnamese) is a common native herb in Asia, mostly found in India, East Asia (including Vietnam). The plant is grown annually for its leaves. A staple ingredient for both culinary use and medicinal use, Vietnamese is an erect herb that grows to about 60 cm in height. The dark green leaves are long, stalked, and serrated with rounded edges. In shape, they are ovate to lanceolate while the underside gland is dotted. It is said to look quite similar to other plants of the same Mint family, therefore the plants also exude a strong, minty scent

The Vietnamese balm has a bright, warm lemon flavor with a hint of mint. It also has a note of spiciness at the end. The addition of crispiness in texture really enhances the plant’s flavor

Vietnamese balm
Elsholtzia Ciliata
12-20 cm long
Frozen PA vacuum bag 500gram-1kg-2kg/bag. Styrofoam box 5kg, 10kg, 20kg/box
How to eat

A staple condiment in Vietnamese cuisine, Vietnamese balm is commonly eaten raw, used as a side dish for the main dish, either to balance or elevate the flavor and texture of the food. It can be used in salads including chicken salad, curries, summer rolls, soups, noodles, and duck dishes.

Health benefit

Apart from the unique and exotic taste, Vietnamese balm also makes meal displays more appealing with cool colors and elegant textures. It is added to dishes due to not only its taste but also its medicinal functions, promoting the digestive process.
According to Eastern medicine, the medicinal property of Vietnamese balm is relatively warm. It has a certain therapeutic effect on the pathological changes of the lung, spleen, and stomach meridians, In Chinese medicine, Vietnamese balm is often used to treat the symptoms of fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea caused by wind-cold in summer.

Export Overview

Vietnamese is exported to countries such as The United States, Japan, Korea,.


Currently, FOSACHA has Vietnamese balm as one of our main exported products. We work closely with the farms from our supply chain throughout the production process, from FOSACHA works closely with our farms throughout the production process, from planting, harvesting to sorting, grading the top quality of the green skin pomelo for any potential importers from international markets. Most importantly, our Vietnamese balm must be GlobalGAP-compliant, able to meet the standards of food hygiene and safety, as well as be of clear origin to be traceable. FOSACHA is confident that we will always provide our customers with high-quality products that satisfy global consumers. 

If you are looking for a reputable supplier to import high-quality, VietGAP, GlobalGAP compliant Vietnamese balm, as well as establish a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership, please contact us at the following information for further discussion. 

Company: FOSACHA Joint Stock Company

Address: 130 Nguyen Duc Canh Str, Tan Mai Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: (+84) 869330380