Garden Herbs

In this section we present you some tips what herbs you can grow in your garden and what they are good for including some pictures and recipes. A herb is a plant grown for culinary or medicinal value. The green, leafy part of the plant is typically used. General usage differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.

Anise
(Pimpinella anisum)
Anis has a reputation as a medicine in coughs and pectoral affections.

Basil (Sweet)
(Ocimum basilicum)
Used to flavor vegetable and pasta dishes, salads and poultry. Basil tea is mentioned to be good for your nerves and stomach.

 

Chamomile
(Chamomilla recutita syn. Matricaria recutita)
Chamomile tea is good for relaxation and restful sleep and to reduce inflammation.

Chives
(Allium schoenoprasum)
Chive contains a pungent volatile oil, rich in sulphur, its mostly used with salads.

 

Coriander
(Coriandrum sativum)
Coriander is used as stimulant, aromatic and carminative.

Dill
(Anethum graveolens)
Dill is used to flavor sauces and soups it possess stimulant, aromatic, carminative and stomachic properties.

Fennel
(Florence) (Foeniculum dulce)
Fennel has aromatic and carminative properties.

Lavender
(Lavandula vera)
Lavender has aromatic, carminative and nervine properties.

Marjoram (Sweet)
(Marorana hortensis)
This herbs goes well with meat potato and tomato dishes, its said to be good for your stomach.

Melissa
(Melissa officinalis)
Carminative, diaphoretic and febrifuge. Good as tea for feverish patients in cases of catarrh and influenza. To make the tea, pour boiling water upon fresh herbs, infuse 10 to 15 minutes.

Oregano
(Wild marjoram) (Origanum vulgare)
Gives good strong flavor to pizza, tomato, cheese, meat and soups, good for the stomach.

Parsley
(Petroselinum crispum)
Parsley is used allot to acompany many dishes, it contains 3 times the vitamin C as oranges and twice as much iron as spinach.

 

Rosemary
(Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves that are used in cooking. It is native to the Mediterranean region.

 

Sage
(Salvia officinalis)
Common sage (Salvia officinalis) is a small evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flower. It helps to clear throat inflammation.

 

Tarragon
(Artemisia dracunculus)
Tarragon is used often to flavor meat dishes and sauces  like the bernaise sauce for example.

Thyme
(Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme ca be taken as infusion or syrup to treat flu and colds, sore throats and coughs.

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