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Herbs

Starting a herb garden

Have you always wanted a herb garden but have no idea where to start? Follow our simple guidelines and soon you can also have a herb garden bursting with flavour and fragrance.

Dandelion

Although dandelion is most commonly used as a salad ingredient, this herb also has other potential uses.

To herb or not to herb

Whenever someone mentions herbs, I have mixed feelings. You see, I have had both good and bad experiences with herbs.

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Peppermint is a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and North America and is widely cultivated for its fragrant oil.

Basil

You may think that the only thing basil can do is make a tasty pesto, but did you know that if applied topically, basil can soothe insect bites?

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The dangers of herbs

Although herbs are generally safe with very few side effects, one should be responsible and careful when using any herb.

A brief history of herbs

Plants have been used as medicines for thousands of years. Find out more about their fascinating history.

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