Tag: Herb

Lavender

Lavender

Lavender or rather Lavendula also belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. 47 species of lavender are known. It is used as ornamental plants in gardens, as culinary herbs but also commercially for the extraction of lavender oil. As culinary herbs you can use lavender in salads, in bread recipes or do flavour biscuits and desserts. …

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Chives

Chives

Chives are an edible species of the Allium genus and its scientific name is Allium schoenoprasum. Chives are really easy to grow either in your garden or in a flower pot on the window sill.  They love moist soil, so don’t let them dry out and can be cut one inch above the ground when …

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Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis (Marigold) is not only a beautiful flower, but also has good healing properties and is used as a culinary herb too. The petals of Marigold can for example be used in salads or to colour cheese or as a cheap substitute for saffron. A dye can also be made out of them. From …

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