What unites them is their utility in the kitchen. Often aromatic, they can be used to deepen the flavour of soups, stews, casseroles and salads, as well as desserts and cocktails. In addition to their culinary use, many herbs have long been valued for their medicinal properties and are still found in herbal remedies today. The rich aroma of herbs can be also used to scent clothes and to add a relaxing perfume to bathwater.
How to grow herbs
Find out all you need to know about growing culinary herbs, plus how to use them.