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Thyme – An evergreen perennial shrub

Thyme is an evergreen, perennial shrub, with a woody stem. Belonging to the mint family, it usually grows to a height of about 4-8 inches, some varieties attaining a height of 12 inches. Its stem is sometimes covered with gray-green to green leaves and its small flowers, divided in two lips, range in colours from […]

Dill – an aromatic annual herb

Dill is an aromatic annual herb belonging to the Apiaceae family. It stands straight, with finely separated blue- green foliage. This foliage is referred to as “dill weed” and the seeds are called “dill”. The leaves are about a feet long, with fine 3-4 thread like divisions, about 1 inch long. The plant grows 3 […]

How to grow Basil – a herb used in cooking

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a low growing, tender herb belonging to the Lamiaceae or the mint family. It is mainly a culinary herb and the most essential ingredient of Italian cuisine. It also features prominently in the cuisines of Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand, and Taiwan etc. Dubbed as the “King of herbs”, basil […]

Feverfew – A plant with medicinal properties, helps in reducing fever

Feverfew is derived from the Latin word febrifugia, meaning “fever reducer”. Also known as Tanacetum parthenium, it belongs to the family of sunflowers and chrysanthemums. The leaves of the plant are greenish yellow with a citrus scent and flowers are tiny yellow, resembling daisies. It is mostly mistaken for Chamomile, because of its resemblance to […]