Your favorite herb(s)?


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We have superfoods such as broccolis, kales ... We have super herbs as well.

I have used quite a bit of turmeric for its anti-inflammatory power..

What are your favorite herb(s) and how do you use it/them please?
 
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(y)In the past, i've used herbs as a hair rince. Give it a bit of colour, especially sage, rosemary and nettles.:)Rosemary supposed to make your hair grow.(y)
 

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I use rosemary for roast potatoes, Bay too.

Did they really give your hair colour, @Logan or is it shine?
 
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I love herbs, and use them almost daily. Basil in tomato/basil butter to top steaks and chops; oregano in oregano onion bread, and in tomato sauces; sage for stuffings and sprinkled on top of pork; parsley all over; and bay leaves either fresh or dried in stews and soups. My lemon grass died off and I'm hoping to replace it in the spring. About the only herb we don't like or use is cilantro.
 

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You don't like Coriander, @marlingardener ? I love it, but too much is too strong and son turns his nose up as if it were a kind of stench.

I love basil and yet seldom have chance to use it. Bought one in a pot and today had to chuck it as it was covered with bugs. My favorite is really rosemary because of its aroma and now I add turmeric to almost everything, hoping it would work its magic for my inflammed knees. I have also used cinnamon on my sad seedlings and today's inspection seems to confirm that it is working. Love the aroma of lemon grass and kaffir leaves, but failed to get the kaffir leaf seeds to germinate.
 
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I forgot to mention rosemary--which we love. I make Pan Marino (rosemary bread) and use the larger stems as skewers for chicken, vegetables, and pork on the grill. A sprinkling of rosemary on the hot coals adds flavor, too.

Cilantro to me tastes like dish soap. I've really tried to like it since it is an ingredient in so many Tex-Mex dishes, but I just can't handle the taste. I guess I'm an omnivore with one exception--cilantro!
 
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I forgot to mention rosemary--which we love. I make Pan Marino (rosemary bread) and use the larger stems as skewers for chicken, vegetables, and pork on the grill. A sprinkling of rosemary on the hot coals adds flavor, too.

Cilantro to me tastes like dish soap. I've really tried to like it since it is an ingredient in so many Tex-Mex dishes, but I just can't handle the taste. I guess I'm an omnivore with one exception--cilantro!
Yes, there is something very rustic and homely and robust about rosemary .. Love the aroma in the kitchen when we have a roasted chicken, talking of which, I have to go up the road to get some broccoli..
 
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Fenugreek!!
I love herbs....... especially ginger, garlic and holy basil....... but nothing beats fenugreek for me.
I absolutely love the aroma of dired fenugreek leaves in stews, curries, soups, salty biscuits, puffs etc.
Fresh fenugreek leaves taste totally different and make excellent veggies.
And the seeds are perfect to cure fever and sour throat and extensively used in folk medicine, perticularly to keep diabetes and to stimulate milk production in breastfeeding women
 
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@Vishu1708 I must see if i can get fenugreek seeds.. Sounds so nice. The fenugreek seeds in pots sold in shops are viable as seeds for germination, @Vishu1708 ?

I wonder what holy basil is. I know what basil is!
 
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You really should try, @alp !!
I really cant say.... you can give them a shot.
Holy basil is Ocimum tenuiflorum. It is a perinneal basil. Its draught tollerant and used a lot in ayurveda(traditional indian medicines) and thai cooking.
It pairs up very well with ginger when added to tea.
 

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What health benefits are there for fenugreek? Can you take a pic of the seeds please so that I can compare with those sold in big supermarkets. Only very big supermarkets stock them here.
 
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What health benefits are there for fenugreek? Can you take a pic of the seeds please so that I can compare with those sold in big supermarkets. Only very big supermarkets stock them here.
Good for digestion, cure for indegestion, controls cholestrol and diabetes, decreases inflamation in body and promotes milk flow in breastfeeding women.
The seeds are of yellowish color...... i will click a pic when i go back home, day after tom.
 

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Whoa! I used to have them but the colour looks like mud. I will look for them in the big store and send you a pic as well, @Vishu1708 - so nice to have you back. You were the person telling me about the wonder of Mother-in-law's tongue! Wow! Respect.
 
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Whoa! I used to have them but the colour looks like mud. I will look for them in the big store and send you a pic as well, @Vishu1708 - so nice to have you back. You were the person telling me about the wonder of Mother-in-law's tongue! Wow! Respect.
Glad to be back..... :)
You have amazing memory!!
I hope you are growing some MIL's tongue in your house...... you should check this out
The results are amazing
 

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Brilliant video.. I got this one for 50p and I was so chuffed. I have split it into 2.
 
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I recently got 2 rhizomes of galangal and some chinese chives..... can anyone share tips on how to look after them?
 
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Curry leaf is good, lemon grass and lemon plant leaf fall under some what same aroma type. Cilantro, mint, basil, ajwain, bay etc are commonly found and daily use herbs.


If you have tried turmeric powder, then you could try to get the plant.


Turmeric leaf is also used in cook, it has a pleasant aroma with goodness of turmeric (used like lemon grass, fished out after cooking)
 

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