Salvia officinalis - from the Latin word "salvere"- the name means "to save" and refers to its alleged curing properties. Ancient Egyptians promoted it as…

Basil, whether you pronounce it "bah-zil" or "bay-sil", Ocimun Basilicum is the most well-known of all herbs.  If only one plant made an herb garden,…

Mentha was a nymph who because of the love Pluto bore her, was metamorphosed by a jealous Prosperine into the plant we now call mint. …

It is such a familiarity in our gardens, dill’s identity as an herb is also well established. The name comes from an old Norse word…

When the colonists arrived on the shores of America, among the kitchen and medicinal herbs that crossed the ocean with them were chives. Down through…

Oregano’s name means “joy of the mountain” derived from two Greek words, oros (mountain) and ganos (joy), because of the pleasure derived from several varieties…

Borage (Borago officinalis) is commonly recognized as the herb with the cucumber-like tasting leaves. This is one of my favorite herbs because it is so…

Since the time of Plutarch, feverfew has been used in the Western world as a medicinal herb.  One source states its name comes from the…

Growing herbs seems to be a feast or famine venture. Spring and summer are the bountiful months and that is great. Nothing makes food taste…