Originally from Europe and Asia and brought to America during the 19th Century. Catnip is a rich source of a substance known as nepetalactone which triggers strong, euphoric reactions in cats. Catnip acts as a natural repellent for flies, mosquitoes, termites, & Cockroaches.
Cilantro is one of the most widely eaten herbs in the world. Cilantro finds its roots back to the Mediterranean and was brought to America during the 17th Century. Cilantro comes from the same plant as coriander & the entire plant is edible.
There are more than 900 species of sage, some of which are strictly ornamental. Sage appears to contain a range of anti-inflammatory & antioxidant compounds, and finds its roots in the Mediterranean.
In ancient times rosemary was believed to strengthen memory; in literature and folklore, it is an emblem of remembrance and fidelity. Unlike many other herbs, like basil, rosemary retains its fragrance even when dried and stored in glass. One could say it remembers its scent. It was first brought to America during the 17th Century, but Rosemary is Native to the Mediterranean.
Originally Basil is from India, but it was first brought to America during the 17th Century. Basil was used as an antidote for snake bites & was believed to give strength during religious fasting. Ancient Egyptians used Basil for embalming.
In the early 1900s, chive was a slang word that meant “a shout”, the popular news outlet “the CHIVE” made use of this term for its namesake. Chive originates from Europe and Asia and was brought to America during the 16th Century. The Ancient Romans Correlated the strong-tasting chive to Physical strength & fed them to racehorses, Wrestlers & Workers to make the Stronger.
Green onions contain dietary fiber, Vitamin C & potassium! They are originally from Mesopotamia, and you can regrow green onions by saving the “bulbs” of the onion.
Coming from Southern Europe & Northern Africa Thyme was once used to prevent infection. There are over 100 varieties of thyme.
Chewing parsley can eliminate bad breath. Parsley was first brought to America during the 17th Century, but it gets its “roots” from Southern Europe. The herb was cultivated over 2,000 years ago.
Mint gets its name from Menthe a Greek mythical character. Mint is originally native to Eurasia, North America, Southern Africa & Australia. Ancient Romans & Greeks used mint to flavor cordials & fruit compotes.