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75 Exceptional Herbs for Your Garden by Jack Staub

By Jack Staub

Gardening specialist Jack Staub maintains his stimulating sequence on particular additions on your backyard with seventy five unprecedented Herbs in your backyard.

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Meadowsweet 51. Mullein (Great) 52. Mustard 53. Parsley (Curly-leaved) 55. Peppermint 57. Purslane (Golden) 58. Rampion 59. Rocket (Arugula) 60. Rosemary 61. Rue 62. Saffron 63. Sage (Golden) 65. Shiso (Purple) 66. Soapwort 67. Savory (Summer) 69. Stevia 70. Tarragon (French) 71. Thyme (Garden) 73. ” —Ovid, Metamorphoses, Lib. XV This has been a fascinating journey for me. Although I have probably cultured at least half of the herbs I offer to you in this volume, and have surely sought the comforting warmth of chamomile or lemon balm tea on a blustery day, chewed a sprig of parsley for refreshment, and noted the dynamic nutritive value of dandelions and such, my herbal acquaintance has mainly been in a culinary vein and, therefore, my medicinal knowledge sadly lacking.

William Langham, The Garden of Health, 1633 Anise, also known as aniseed, pimpinel, and sweet cumin, is a member, like angelica, of the parsley family and, like many umbellifers, is thought to be anciently native to Egypt, Greece, and parts of the southern Mediterranean. , the flavorful “seeds” having been employed as a diuretic and a digestive aid and to relieve toothache. C. D. , and, according to Mrs. Grieve, was being cultivated in Great Britain by the mid-sixteenth century, when it was also introduced into South America by the Spanish conquistadores.

Culinarily, the leaves, like many things one might entertain (as Sir Francis did), are best employed young and fresh, as they lose their cucumber-like coolness with cooking, so, if you have an herb garden, why not try a patch, pop some in a sallet (or even a claret cup), and see for yourself whether your load isn’t lightened a bit? 10. ” —William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II Caraway ( Carum carvi) is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae and closely related to its feathery, prettily umbelled cousins anise, cumin, and dill.

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