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Herbs and Spices

Herbs and Spices

Get to Know Plants

African Blue Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum × basilicum ‘Dark Opal’ L.)

Origin African blue basil is native to the African continent. It is a member of the mint family, which includes other well-known herbs such as...

Alpinia (Alpinia officinarum L.)

Family Ginger - Zingiberaceae  General information Alpinia officinalis resembles ginger. It is native to China (Chainani Island). Alpinia is widely cultivated in China, Japan, India, and...

Anise (Pimpinella anisum L.)

Family. Celery - Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  General knowledge  Aniseed was known as a spice and herb in Ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece. It was used to treat...

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum L.)

Family Notrelidae - Lamiaceae (Labiatae)  General knowledge  It is a perennial herbaceous plant growing from the western USA to Canada, found in the Far East and...

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea L.)

Arrowroot is a small, attractive, shade-loving plant that produces an edible tuber. The white, bract-covered tubers grow as long as a medium-size sweet potato...

Artemisia (Artemisia abrotanum L.)

Family. Asteraceae Also known as Mugwort General knowledge  It is a perennial, fragrant shrub. It grows in southwestern and central Europe and Asia Minor. Cultivated in Central...

Arugula (Eruca sativa L.)

This herbaceous annual is native to the Mediterranean region. It has been cultivated since Roman times and is considered an aphrodisiac. The leaves are...

Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.)

Origin Basil originated in India. It arrived in Europe in the mid-16th century and quickly became a favorite herb. Consumption Fresh and dried plants, leaf juice, infusion,...

Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis L.)

Family. Lauraceae General information The Noble Laurel is an evergreen shrub or tree native to southern Europe. Currently cultivated in Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, Transcaucasia,...

Black Salsify (Scorzonera hispanica L.)

Family - Asteraceae (Compositae)  General knowledge  The black salsify is widespread in southern and south-eastern Europe, western Asia, and America. It grows in grasslands, steppes, shrubs,...

Caraway (Carum carvi L.)

Family. Celery (Umbelliferae) - Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  General knowledge  It is a long-established medicinal and herbaceous plant distributed in Western Europe, Asia Minor, Central Asia, and North...

Cardamon (Elettaria cardamomum L.)

Family. Ginger - Zingiberaceae General  It is a perennial tropical shrub that grows naturally in the moist forests of eastern India. It is currently cultivated...

Caribbean Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus L.)

May be grown in your vegetable or herb garden or as a potted specimen. The leaves of this succulent herb are fleshy and strongly...

Chaya or Tree Spinach (Cnidoscolus chayamansa L.)

The spinach tree is actually about twice as nutritious as spinach. It is a good source of nutrients including protein, calcium, iron, potassium, and...

Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium L.)

Family Celery (Umbelliferae) - Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  General knowledge Garden Bullweed is an annual herbaceous plant native to south-eastern Europe. It was known to the ancient Greeks...

Cinamon (Cinnamomum Schaeff L.)

 Family. Lauraceae General knowledge  Cinnamon trees are native to Southeast Asia and Australia. Several species are cultivated in the European, Asian and American tropics and...