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Herbs and Spices

Herbs and Spices

Get to Know Plants

Mustard (Sinapis alba L. and Brassica nigra L.)

Family. Crucifers - Cruciferae  General knowledge  White mustard and black mustard originate from Mediterranean areas. White mustard is widespread in Europe, and North Africa, to a...

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans L.)

Family. Nutmeg - Myristicaceae General knowledge  Nutmeg is a tropical evergreen tree. It is native to the Moluccas archipelago. It grows on its own in the...

Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.)

Origin  Oregano is native to the Mediterranean coast. Consumption  Oregano is an herbaceous, medicinal, dye-loving, ornamental and highly woody plant. It is cultivated in spice gardens, flowerbeds...

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum L.)

Origin  Parsley originates from Mediterranean countries. It was known in ancient Egypt. It spread in Europe around the 5th century. Usage  Parsley is used as an herb,...

Peppermint (Mentha × piperita L.)

Origin  Peppermint is a hybrid plant that was developed in England in the 17th century. In the 18th century, peppermint was introduced in Italy and...

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.)

Origin  The dahlia originates from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It is believed to have been introduced to Central Europe...

Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata L.)

Family. Celery (Umbelliferae) - Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  General knowledge  The scented mugwort is a medicinal and herbaceous plant distributed in Europe and America. It grows in meadows,...

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L.)

Family. Asteraceae (Compositae)  General knowledge  Tarragon is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Central Asia. It was first mentioned by Arabic healers. It has been known...

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.)

Family. Ginger - Zingiberaceae General It is a perennial tropical plant with fruiting, herbaceous, and coloring properties. Originates from the East Indies and Vietnam. Widespread...

Woodruff (Galium odoratum L.) 

Family Reds - Rubiaceae General information  Woodruff is a perennial, small, pleasantly scented, herbaceous plant distributed in Europe, with a wide distribution in western and...

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.)

Origin  Yarrow is native to western Asia. It was introduced to southern Europe by Benedictine monks. It was already popular in the Middle Ages. In...

Yellow Gentian (Gentiana lutea L.)

Family. Gentianaceae General information It is a perennial herbaceous plant distributed in central and southern Europe and Asia Minor. It grows on its own on the...

Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis L.)

Family Beans (legumes) - Fabaceae (Leguminosae) General information It is a biennial, herbaceous, pleasantly scented plant distributed in Western Europe, Asia Minor, and Central Asia....