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1. This herb is a member of the Allium family and is sometimes known as "Rush Leeks". It is found in most herb gardens (and kitchens) and is a valuable source of calcium. Which herb?
2. The French word for this herb is "incensier". The herb is thought to be the herb of remembrance and was used in the past in funeral rites. It adds a great flavour when cooked with lamb or potatoes. Which herb?
3. This herb originates from India but is much more associated with Thai and Mediterranean cookery. Which herb?
4. There are many varieties of this herb which grows almost out of control and should be planted in pots. It has many cleansing properties and is probably the most familiar smelling of herbs. Which herb?
5. This herb, which originates from the Mediterranean, has major antiseptic properties and was used in the past as a food preservative. Which herb?
6. This herb is my particular favourite and is used a lot in North African and Asian cookery. Its seeds can also be used whole or ground as a spice. Which herb?
7. The botanical name for this herb is "Salvia Officinalis" and has a strong scent. It is excellent used in stuffings, as its lovely savoury flavour adds to meat. Which herb?
8. This herb is sometimes known by the names Cerefolium and French Parsley. It has a slightly aniseed flavour and it is said to have a similar aroma to that of Myrrh. Which herb?
9. This herb is related to Oregano, but has a milder flavour. It has anti-fungal properties and is used often in Italian and European cuisine. Which herb?
10. This herb is most commonly associated with fish dishes, but is excellent with eggs too. It is also used to add flavour to pickles. Which herb?
11. Some of the other names for this herb include "See Bright" or "Clear Eye". This may be because its seeds and leaves have been used to make ointments and washes to treat eye conditions. It is a member of the Salvia family. Which herb?
12. This herb is actually a leaf from a tree or shrub. Its botanical name is "Laurus Nobilis", and other names for it are Daphne and Lorbeer. It is one of the "Herbes De Provence". Which herb?
13. This herb gives an excellent flavour to poultry dishes, and is great when used in stuffings. It has an aromatic savoury flavour and its botanical name is "Artemesia Dracunculus". Which herb?
14. This herb is most famous when used as a calming tea, or as an ingredient for lightening hair. Some of the varieties found are Common, Stinking, and Corn. Its botanical name is "Anthemis". Which herb?
15. The best known types of this herb are the curly and flat-leaved varieties. If chewed after eating garlic it is said to neutralise the odour and freshen breath. Which herb?
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