Everything listed under: The Healing Herbs

  • Lavender – Healing Herbs

    Also known as English Lavender,Lavandin, Aspic, Spike Lavender.Lamiaceae (mint) Family.Parts used: Flowers, essential oil. Culinary Uses:Its culinary applications are limited although the leaves and flowers are edible. They are used in the Moroccan spice blend of ras-el-hanout and in the French herbes de Provence. It goes well in sweet dishes containing cream, such as ice cream.   Read More...

  • Thyme – Healing Herbs

    Thymus Vulgaris. (There are many varieties)Family Labiatae.Parts used: Leaves, flowers, essential oil. Culinary Uses:It is pungent, slightly bitter, warm and drying. Thyme leaves can be used fresh or dried to add wonderful flavour to many recipes.   Read More...

  • Sage – Healing Herbs

    Salvia  Officinalis.Also known as Sonja, Sange, Salvere.Family: Labiatae.Parts used: Leaves, roots. Culinary Uses:Restaurants use Russian Sage to garnish dishes. Some chefs use the small purple flowers in salads and desserts. They have a delicate, slightly sweet flavor.   Read More...

  • Rosemary – Healing Herbs

    Rosmarinus Officinalis.Also known as Garden Rosemary.Lamiaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves, flowers.   Culinary Uses:Few herbs are as universally grown and loved as Rosemary. The bruised leaves have a resinous, pine like scent and a strong taste that can overwhelm. It complements other strong tastes like wine and garlic, starchy foods and rich fatty meats such as lamb, pork, duck and game.   Read More...

  • Parsley – Healing Herbs

    Petroselinum Crispum.Also know as Rock Parsley, Common Parsley.Apiaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves, stalks, roots, seeds. Culinary Uses:Parsley is widely used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking. Curly leaf Parsley is often used as a garnish. In central and eastern Europe and in western Asia, many dishes are served with fresh green chopped Parsley sprinkled on top.   Read More...

  • Mint – Healing Herbs

    Mentha.Also known as Garden Mint,Spearmint and Lamb Mint.Lamiaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves. Culinary Uses:Fresh Mint can overwhelm other flavours and so does not complement other herbs. It is a classic flavouring with roast lamb and goes well with potatoes, peas, salads and yoghurt based dishes. It makes a wonderful herb tea and helps the digestion after meals.   Read More...

  • Marjoram – Healing Herbs

    Origanum / Origanum Marjorana.Also Know as Wild Marjoram, Mountain MintLamiaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves, flowers.Origanum is a genus of more than 30 species from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Confusingly, the names Marjoram and Oregano are often used interchangeably. Wild Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) is more often used in herbal medicine. Culinary Uses:The Greeks called these fragrant leaved herbs, “The brightness of the mountain.” The strong, warm, aromatic taste perm...  Read More...

  • Lemon Balm – Healing Herbs

    Melissa Officinalis.Common names; balm, bee balm, cure all,dropsy plant, honey plant, Melissa, sweet balm.Lamiaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves. Culinary Uses:Lemon Balm smells like sweet lemons and goes with most foods complemented by a lemon flavor. Use in teas, salads, cordials, fruit dishes, chilled summer drinks and with chicken and fish. Chopped lemon balm can season sausage or fillings, and can also be added to semi-soft butter, to be spread over bread.   Read More...

  • Garlic – Healing Herbs

    Allium Sativum.Also known as Stinking Rose, Woodwill.Liliacaeae Family.Parts used: Leaves, bulbs, seeds, flower. Culinary Uses:Garlic cloves can be eaten raw or cooked. They may also be dried or powdered and used in tablets and capsules. Raw garlic cloves can be used to make oils and liquid extracts.   Read More...

  • Feverfew – Healing Herbs

    Tanacetum Parthenium Also known as Featherfew, Featherfoil, Flirtwort, Bachelor’s Buttons. Asteraceae Family. Parts used: Leaves.  Medicinal Uses: It is an aperient, is carminative, and is bitter. As a stimulant it is useful as an emmenagogue. The name is derived from “febrifuge,” as it was said to dispel fevers.   Read More...

  • Fennel – Healing Herbs

    Foeniculum Officinale / Vulgare.Umbelliferae Family.Parts used: Leaves, flowers, seeds, stem, roots. Culinary Uses:The bulb, foliage, and seeds of the fennel plant are widely used in many of the culinary traditions of the world. Fennel pollen is the most potent form of fennel, but also the most expensive. Dried fennel seed is an aromatic, anise-flavoured spice, brown or green in colour when fresh, slowly turning a dull grey as the seed ages.   Read More...

  • Dill – Healing Herbs

    Anethum Graveolens.Also known as Dillweed.Apiaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves, seeds. Culinary Uses:Dill is widely used in Scandinavian cuisine due to its light and delicate flavour. It compliments fish dishes; goes well with smoked salmon, cheese, egg dishes, sour cream and yogurt. Dill seeds have a much stronger flavour and in combination with vinegar and spices make a great pickling agent.   Read More...

  • Chamomile – Healing Herbs

    Matricaria Chamomilla.Also known as Bodegold, Manzanilla, Camomila.Asteraceae/Compositae Family.Parts used: Flowers, leaves. Culinary Uses:The flowers are excellent in salads, soups, and can be used to colour rice dishes. The young leaves can again be used in salads. The flowers can be dried in a low oven then ground into a powder for colouring purposes.   Read More...

  • Calendula – Healing Herbs

    Calendula Officinalis has many healing properties and is commonly found in Britain and the northern hemisphere.Calendula Officinalis.Also known as Field Marigold, Pot Marigold,Summer’s Bride, Husbandman’s Dial, Mary’s Gold.Asteraceae Family.Parts used: Petals. Culinary Uses:Eat the young shoots and leaves either raw or cooked. The leaves are very rich in vitamins and minerals and are similar to Taraxacum Officinale, (Dandelion) in nutritional value. Flower heads can be pic...  Read More...

  • Borage – Healing Herbs

    Borago Officinalis.Also known as Starflower.Boraginaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves, flowers. Culinary Uses:Add the young leaves of this herb plant to salads and soups orchop into cream cheese or dips. Borage flowers can be candiedand eaten and can be added to salads, summer drinks and icecubes. Whether you make a tea out of the dried herb, use candiedflowers for cake decorations, add the medicinal leaves to yoursalad, or prefer the healing benefits of borage oil, this fragrantand beautiful ...  Read More...

  • Aloe – Healing Herbs

    Also known as Aloe Vera /Aloe Barbadensis.Liliaceae Family.Parts used: Gel, leaves. Medicinal Uses:Aloe Vera works primarily in two main areas. The first includes surfaces and membranes, such as the skin and the lining of the sinuses, nose, throat, stomach and bowel, together with the linings of the lungs and genital tract.  Secondly, it works on the immune system, which is designed to protect the body from attack by external aggressors such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as i...  Read More...

  • Basil - Healing Herbs

    Ocinium Basilicum / Ocinum Sanctum.Also known as St Joseph’s Wort and Witches herb.Lamiaceae Family.Parts used: Leaves, flowers. Culinary Uses:Basil flavours tomatoes, garlic and aubergines and makes pesto sauce. It flavours ratatouille, pizzas and pasta sauces. It does not dry well and should be added at the end of the cooking process.   Read More...

  • Angelica – Healing Herbs

    Angelica Archangelica.Also known as Masterwort, Archangel and Garden Angelica.Umbelliferae family.Parts used: Leaves, stems, seeds, roots. Culinary Uses:Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. With a liquorice-like flavour,they can be used as a flavouring in mixed salads. The stalks andyoung shoots can also be eaten cooked or raw.   Read More...