Sawtooth coriander has been cultivated in Europe since the 17th century and is thought to have been introduced to Southeast Asia by the Chinese. It is often found growing wild near villages, especially in hill areas. The plant prefers a slightly shaded, moist and fertile soil.It is often grown in gardens, up to an elevation of 1,700m. They usually grows as individuals rather than as colonies.
Coriander can be propagated either by seeds or by stem cuttings. The seeds are sown directly in the field or in the nursery. Propagation by seeds is more common and easier compared to stem cuttings.Both young and mature leaves can be eaten either raw or cooked. The leaves are often added to strong smelling dishes such as beef to mask the odours . Many Asian consider the smell of beef rather pungent, and a few leaves of sawtooth coriander are often added to Thai raw beef salad and beef soups.