The mint leaves are strongly flavoured and used for stuffings of meat and poultry, beef, lamb and other meats. The herb is used as a substitute for oregano to mask the strong odors and flavors of fish, mutton, and goat meat. Fresh leaves are used to scent laundry and hair. It is also grown as an ornamental plant.
Other common names of Indian Borage includes Cuban oregano, Country borage, French thyme, Indian borage, Indian mint, Mexican mint, Soup mint, Spanish thyme, Thick leaf thyme, broad leaf thyme, Mexican Mint, Coleus amboinicus, poor man pork or broad leaf thyme, queen of herbs, three-in-one herb, allherb, mother of herbs and orielle.