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

Chamomile -(Anthemis nobilis) Compositae Perennial There are many different species of chamomile, all with similar small, daisy –like blossoms, usually single, with various properties : some, like the white blooming pyrethrum Chrysan-themum cinerariifolium,  are insect repellents , and their potent flowers are used in natural garden sprays obtainable from nurseries, particularly those specializing in herbs. Another interesting chamomile, C. parthenium, is found in old garden because it self- sow easily;...

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

Carway -(Carum carive) Umbelliferae Biennial It is often thought the caraway is a spice rather than a herb because of the widespread use of its dried seeds, which are generally classified among the spices. The foliage and roots also have their culinary and medicinal uses, and it can be grown with other herbs in the garden.  Propagation is by seed in a sheltered, sunny position in medium-textured, well- drained soil...

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