Saturday, December 15, 2012


The Usefulness of Herbs:

Herbs & Spices
Culinary Use
Medicinal Use
Pesto, tomatoes sauces, tomato salads
Antibacterial, antispasmodic, vitamins, minerals, and ANTICANCER
Bay Leaf
Soups, stock, casseroles, sauces
Antibacterial, antispasmodic, essential oil, tannins, bitter principles, herbicide (place by books and in corners to repel silverfish)
Cakes, cookies, curries
Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, essential oil, mucilage, improving circulation
Chilis, sauces, soups, instead of black pepper
Anti-inflammatory, improving circulation
Hot drinks, baked items, cooked fruit
Anti-spasmodic, digestive aid, lowers blood pressure, essential oil for aromatherapy
Ham or pork dishes, hot drinks, baked items, combines will with cinnamon and nutmeg
Topical analgesic, anti-viral, expectorant, essential oil, digestive aid
Leaves called cilantro-salads, garnish, chili, salsa.  Seeds called coriander-pickling spice, curries, soups, meat dishes
Anti-spasmodic, tannins, vitamins, essential oil, digestive aid
Soups, sauces, curries, chili
Pickling spice, vinegars, soup, cheese dishes, fish
Anti-spasmodic, mucilage, tannins, essential oils, vitamins and minerals, aids in digestion, and ANTICANCER
Combined with other herbs or on its own as a rub for meat, herbal tea, breads, bulb can be used as vegetable in stir fries
Anti-spasmodic, diuretic, carminative, essential oil, vitamins and minerals, digestive aid.  Chewed after the meal neutralizes stomach acid, sweetness the breath and helps digest fatty food.
Raw cloves baked and eaten or rubbed on bread for garlic bread, stir fries, salad dressings, sauces, soups, rubbed over meats.
Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-microbial, vitamins and minerals, essential oil, decreases blood clotting, ANTICANCER, and immune boosting

Dried product-baked goods, stir fries, sauces. Fresh chopped root– stir fries, sauces, candied

Cucumber Israeli Salads, Teas, Middle Eastern Cuisine, Lamb, and in Duck
Anti-spasmodic, vitamins and minerals, digestive aid, improving circulation, morning sickness, and ANTICANCER
Anticancer and digestive aid (Essential oil is a MUST HAVE), Anti-spasmodic, analgesic, carminative, expectorant
Any meat or vegetarian dish, cheese balls, herb butters, combined with other herbs in mix for sauces.
Anti-spasmodic, sedative, digestive aid, vitamins and minerals, bitter principles, essential oil, tannins
Meat and vegetarian dishes, curries, eggnog, hot drinks, baked goods.
Meat and vegetarian dishes, vegetables stir fries, soups, sauces-especially tomato based.
Anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, sedative, astringent, expectorant, digestive aid, immune boosting, essential oil
Meat stews, cheese or egg dishes, salad dressing, pesto sauces.  Good for adding colour to grain dishes.
 High in Vitamin C and Anti-bacterial

Meat dishes, herb butters, combined with other herbs in salad dressings, potatoes
Anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, analgesic, digestive aid, circulation, essential oils, tannins, saponin, and ANTICANCER
Meat dishes, sauces, soups, cheese dishes, grains.
Anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, diuretic, estrogenic compounds, bitter principles, essential oils, tannins,
Fish and meat dishes, vegetarian stews and casseroles, vegetable stir fries, grains, herb breads.
Anti-spasmodic, carminative, astringent, digestive aid, expectorant, tannins, mucilage, essential oils
Meat and fish dishes, omelets, herb butters, stir fries, grains, herb breads
Bitter principles, tannins, essential oils, liver tonic, cleansing, abortifacient
Pasta sauces, meat and vegetarian dishes, cheese dishes, herb breads
Antiseptic, anti-microbial, expectorant, uterine stimulant, tannins, bitter principles, essential oils, saponins, MAINTAINS COGNITIVE Functions, and ANTICANCER

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