• Herb Seeds

    Basil

    The Herb Basil Basil is a well-known seasoning in Mediterranean cuisine. Which dishes does it suit, and what properties does it have? Below, you will find more information about this popular herb. Properties of Basil Characteristics: Family: Labiatae Species: Ocimum basilicum Biotope: well-drained soil, sun; tropical Asia. Height: up to 60 cm Basil has wrinkled, long-stemmed leaves that are egg-shaped and taper to a point. The serrated leaves have a spicy smell (of cloves). The plant is an annual (also called a short-lived perennial) and has square stems. It flowers in late summer with small white flowers. There are many herb varieties, such as lemon basil (Ociumum basilicum var. citrodorium),…

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    Anise

    The Herb Anise Aniseed should not be confused with the tree star anise. Get inspiration for its use on this page and read more about its properties. Properties Aniseed Family: Umbelliferae Species: Pimpinella anisum Biotope: Syria, Egypt; permeable soil, calcareous, sunny. Height: up to 50 cm Originates from: Mediterranean countries (eastern) Aniseed has branched, medium green stems. The stems are grooved and round. The leaves of aniseed are sweet-smelling, the lower ovoid and serrated. The leaves become narrower at the top of the plant. Aniseed flowers consist of clusters of small star-shaped white flowers. Name in Different Languages English: Anise German: Anis French: Anis Italian: Anice Spanish: AnĂ­s Use and…

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    Mint

    The Herb (Earth) Mint There are many kinds of mint. On this site, we describe several species, such as mint, peppermint, and spearmint. Get inspiration for the application of this herb on this page. Or buy here the seeds to grow this herb yourself at home. Properties/Characteristics of Mint Family: Labiatae Type of plant: Mentha species Biotope: Eurasia, Africa; fertile soil, sun, moisture. Originates from: England There are many mint species and many varieties, partly because most species are creeping plants that cross easily. The stems of the mint plant are square and branched; they have aromatic leaves and flowers in the leaf axils. Mint Species The best-known mint species…