Tag: Herbs

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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Thyme

Thyme

Thyme is a widely cultivated herb which is widely used for cooking. Due to its content of thymol it got a strong flavour. Best cultivated in a hot sunny location the perennial plant tolerates not only drought but can also take deep freezes. Being a native herb of the Mediterranean it has naturalised well in …

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Parsley

Parsley

Parsley probably is the world’s most popular herb, has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years and was even used medicinally before that. It contains more vitamin C than most other vegetables and three times as much as oranges and also has many other health benefits.  Parsley is a good source of iron, manganese, calcium, …

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Sage

Sage

Sage (Salvia officinalis) has not only a long tradition of culinary use, it was also used to preserve meat and was recommended to treat just about every know condition, from snakebite to mental illness. In medieval times sage was called ‘toute bonne’ in France, which means ‘all is well’. Modern research has shown that sage …

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Basil

Basil

Basil belongs to the same family (Lamiaceae) as mint and is also called the “king of herbs”. The about 60 varieties of this fragrant herb basically fall into the three main types: sweet, purple and bush. Basil can be used in Mediterranean cooking combined with rosemary and thyme or with pine nuts and parmesan in …

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Rosemary

Rosemary

Even though Rosemary is a native of the Mediterranean, it is also well suited to the British and European climate and commonly used in British and European cooking. As being very versatile, rosemary works well when used with tomatoes or garlic and also with other herbs like sage, thyme or oregano. You can use rosemary …

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Mint

Mint

Scientifically known as Mentha, Mint is not only very tasty and versatile but also has several health benefits. It can not only cure an upset stomach, ease your headache or respiratory orders like congestion of nose, throat or lungs, but can also be used for insect bites or as a flea repellent for your pet. …

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