A Brief History of Herbal Usage Down the Ages

Herbs have been used by man since antiquity, and their uses, whether as medicine, food preservatives, or food seasoning, perfume, or even in religious rituals, have ensured their everlasting place in mankind’s civilization. With the vast knowledge we have accrued…
Growing herbs in winter

Growing herbs in winter is not difficult at all, but then again it all depends on the types of herbs that you are growing. The herb is either a perennial or annual, and this dictates whether the herb will survive…
Drying herbs at home

Herbs are grown for a variety of reasons, and often, the reason they are grown is simply for their beauty. There will be times though, when you grow herbs just for their medicinal or aromatic properties, and this is when…
Aromatic herbs

There are many aromatic herbs that not only have medicinal or cooking value, but also serve up a treat for the nose. Some aromatic herbs are also used in incense preparation. Aromatic herbs have value as far as aromatherapy is…
Herb gardening for beginners

Herbs are loosely defined as small plants used for cooking, medicine, decoration, or perfume. Many beginners to gardening are advised to start with herbs. The reason is because herbs are very easy to manage. Most herbs are usually hardy, and…
Herbs that are suitable for the greenhouse

Herbs are usually hardy, and able to tolerate many kinds of conditions outdoors as long as they are not too extreme, from winters to moderate droughts. But if you have a greenhouse, you might want to grow them in there.…
Herb gardening soil considerations

Good soil is always beneficial for your herbs, regardless whether you plant them indoors or outdoors. The soil is the main thing contributing the health of your herbs, and in fact, all plants. How does your herb make full use…
The indoor herb garden

Herbs are really the best plants that you can grow indoors. For indoor gardening, nothing beats herbs, and for that matter, they don’t cost a lot to get growing and producing, even on weekly time frames. The indoor herb garden…
Herb gardening: Indoors or outdoors?

Many kinds of herbs that do well indoors, will also do well outdoors, and vice versa. This is one of the great things about herb gardening – herbs are easily grown because they don’t have large requirements, and they can…
Basil and Common Sage

Basil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an annual herb native to Asia and belonging to the family Lamiaceae. This is a prominent cooking herb used in so many cuisines worldwide that it’s often called the “king of herbs”. It grows to…