All About Parsley

    Parsley is widely used to decorate a dish or plate. It adds a touch of refinement and elegance to any dish, and anything you serve (at the exception of … [Read More...]

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Bee Balm

Bee Balm - Bergamot - Monarda Monarda Fistulosa or Bee Balm is a wildflower with a strong bergamot perfume and colorful flowers. These alone are enough to make it an ideal plant to decorate any … [Read More...]

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Bay Leaf

Bay leaf or bay tree is a small tree as interesting in cooking as it is in the garden. It can grow as a border, as a topiary, or alone. It has a very dense foliage that is very decorative and demands … [Read More...]


Growing Basil

___________________________ How difficult is it to learn to grow basil? It is as easy to grow basil in the garden between two tomato plants, as it is to grow on the patio in a pot, or even in … [Read More...]

What Are Herbal Plants?

cooking herbs
Herbal plants are defined as herbs used in cooking or for medicinal purposes. On this site I use the term to identify not only cultivated herbs but wildflower or plants that are used to provide relief against ailments and diseases, as well as in cooking. Obviously it is not unusual to find an herb listed both as a culinary herb and as a medicinal plant.

Culinary Herbs

cooking herbs
Culinary herbs, will enchant your garden as well as your cooking. They have become a must have in every garden, and most can be grown in pots on a patio or in your kitchen. For people who cannot grow their own they are readily available in grocery stores and health food markets. Many culinary herbs are also known for their medical properties.
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Medicinal Plants

medicinal herbs
Since the beginning of time we have used plants not only to nourish our bodies but to heal as well. Today phytotherapy helps us in healing little hurts and sometimes major health problems. We can use herbal plants on their own or as supplement to more traditional treatment. We should not only see herbal plants as medicinal but use them to make our foods more interesting all while we improve our health. See Articles


herbal recipes
From simple teas to cataplasms, for your health or your palate you will find recipes to delight. We include cultivated herbs as well as wild plant. We show you how to use leaves, fruits or roots of plants.
In this section you will find recipes to make great meals, cosmetics that will help your skin and hair, and easy ways to relieve symptoms for many common ailments.
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