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Different types of herbs (physic,medicinal,flavouring,culinary, fragrant) and their uses

Different types of herbs (Physic or medicinal, flavouring or culinary, fragrant) and their uses Physic or medicinal; flavouring or culinary; fragrant, and those used for dyeing. In many countries they grow as wild as weeds along hedgerows and wasteland. Once a weed has become useful it reaches the status of being called an herb. Physic herbs were once called “simples” because specific ones contained the effective components for remedying simple...

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History of Herbs in Crete- History of Herbs

History of Herbs in Crete- History of Herbs among the green slopes of Knossos, stepping through some of the partially restored and originally enormous Minoan Palace, where Theseus slew the fearsome Minotaur in the Labyrinth, is an immensely elegant azure- blue monkey, sitting with one “hand” poised above a stylized saffron flower. Apparently monkeys were trained to pluck the orange stigmas form the heart of the saffron crocus because of...

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History of Herbs in historical Ephesus-History of Herbs

History of Herbs in historical Ephesus–History of Herbs Herbs can be seen growing abundantly and flowering amongst fallen columns and between paving stones; there is even a small basil plant flourishing bravely in brown, hard, inhospitable ground. This landlocked city of white marble ruins, extensive and preserved enough to captivate the imagination forever, lies glittering in the sunlight as it has done for several thousand years. It was once a...

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History of Herbs in Egypt- History of Herbs

History of Herbs in Egypt- History of Herbs Herbs were used extensively about 2700 B.C. They grew abundantly in the rich soil by the River Nile and were concocted into potions and ointments and, together with rare and exotic spices, were used for embalming the dead. Medical schools began to flourish in Egypt and it is thought that the Greek Physician Hippocrates was a student at one of these schools....

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Garlic herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Garlic-(Allium sativeum )Liliaceae Perennial Aromatic garlic is a herb that has been known and valued in nutrition and medicine since antiquity. It is thought  to have originated in south- eastern Siberia and spread from there to ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy and other countries. It is also mentioned in ancient Chinese writings. The garlic bulb is composed of tightly clustered bulblets, or “cloves”, and the plant is propagated, in spring, by...

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Fennel herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

 Fennel- (Foeniculum vulgare dulce) Umbelliferae Annual Florence fennel, also known as sweet fennel and finocchio fennel, is the best variety to use in food. We have also read of other types of fennel growing in many counties, variously called Saxon fennel, Russian and Roumanian fennel, French bitter fennel, Indian fennel and Japanese fennel. Two kinds that  we have seen, besides Florence fennel, are bronze- leaved fennel, whose foliage is dark...

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Dill herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Dill -(Anethum graveolens ) Umbelliferae Annual Dill originated from Mediterranean lands and southern Russia, even thought the  herb has been naturalized for centuries in many other countries, for centuries in  many other countries, and is seen growing wild along roadsides and in fields where conditions are suitable. At first sight the ferny appearance of the foliage makes it difficult to distinguish dill from fennel , but on closer inspection it...

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Coriander herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Coriander-(Coriandrum sativum) Umbelliferae Annual Coriander belongs to a large tribe of herbs, all with the same type of spreading, delicate flower heads as parsley, hence the generic name of Umbelliferae, which aptly describes the umbrella- shaped formation of the blooms. The colours of the flowers vary in this family, those of coriander being white, faintly tinged with pale lavender. Propagation is by seed (which stays viable for seven years), in...

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Comfrey herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Comfrey – (Symphytum officianlis )Boraginaceae Perennial Comfrey is a herb with powerful therapeutic properties. A native of Europe and parts of temperate Asia, it is found growing wild in damp places such as river banks, ditches, streams and water meadows. It belongs to the same family as borage and forget – me- not. Propagation is by seed, which is difficult , as it germination is sometimes unreliable. We have sown...

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Chives herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Chives-(Allium schoenoprasum Liliuaceae Perennial) Onion chives (Allium schoenoprasum) have been cultivated for thousands of years in nearly every country of the ancient world. It is said that the ancient world. It is said that the Chinese used chives in about 3000 B.C. and it was a favourite herb in Mediterranean lands before the Christian era. The great Emperor Charlemagne  , in  A.D. 812, listen chives among more than 70 other...

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Chicory herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Chicory-(Cichorium intybus) Compositae Perennial Chicory is a herb with a number of nutritional and medicinal qualities. When young, the long, broad leaves are at first bunched together in a clump, like spinach or sorrel, and then as the plant grows it sends out many branching stems with tiny, sparsely scattered leaves, finally achieving a height of 1.80m (6ft) or more. In midsummer the buds burst open revealing sky-blue, single, starry...

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Chervil herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Chervil -(Anthriscus cerefolium) Umbelliferae Annual Chervil is a spicy – tasting herb with delicately cut foliage resembling fine, green lace. It is propagated by seed in spring, and where winters are mild, in autumn as well. Where summers are very hot it likes semi-shade and frequent watering. In winter it thrives in sunlight, even for only half a day. Our sunlight, even for only half a day. Our chervil bed...

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