Herbs A-Z

The medicinal properties of herbs and spices have been known for many centuries. Check out our list of over 500 to learn more.

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.


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

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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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.


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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