What herbs do you use?

November 29, 2006 11:46am CST
We all use herbs and spices, whether its for seasoning, health, to make us smell nice or just in the garden. What are your favourites and why do you choose them? My favourite herb is rosemary, I like it as a tisane to sharpen the mind, in roast food, also as an invogorating soap and bath oil. What is your favourite herb at the moment?
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• United States
29 Nov 06
I prefer the herb cannibus lol
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Well I like Chamomille for helping to relax and to scent the place. I have seen it in soaps as well as in teas and candles. It's just a very soothing scent. Same with Lavendar. The scent can help one relax and I do like it in scents, candles, bath products. Now for cooking I love parsley and use it in most anything for I find it can really add to the flavor. Along with garlic, not sure if that ones falls into the herb or spice section but I love garlic and adding it to most of my cooking.
@mjgarcia (725)
• United States
23 Feb 07
In cooking I use a lot of garlic and cummin. As for fragrances my favorite is vanilla (not really a herb) and Ginger.
@maclinda (91)
• United States
23 Feb 07
We use lots of herbs, both as spices and as medicines. Oddly, one of the most useful--lavender--is a smell that I don't care for. One reason for that, I think, is I tend to have low blood pressure and lavender can lower it even more. Maybe it's a good reaction for me (to not use it much). Gosh it would be hard to pick just one favorite; my favorites seem to change with the seasons. Rosemary however is lovely year-round. Do you make your own soap?
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
Chrysanthemum tea.Good for sore throat.Ginger for cough and also good for muscle pain. But none of them are my favourite.The taste..hmm.. (sigh).But they are really good for medicinal purpose.