Japanese Mitsuba parsley (Cryptotaenia japonica) is a member of the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots. Although it is technically a biennial/annual herb, Japanese parsley use is more commonly cultivated as a vegetable in Japan. Mitsuba may also be found under the names Purple-Leaved Japanese Wild Parsley, Mitsuba, and Purple-Leaved Japanese Honewort. Plants are low growing,


Vermouth is a typical plant for Mediterranean countries. In Central Europe Vermouth is cultivated in gardens, like the monks showed in the middle ages. The bitter taste of the Vermouth makes it a famous bitter-herb against problems of the digestive system. In former times Vermouth was used in drinks named Absinth, what was bad for


Plantain Herb Uses and Health Benefits Botanical Name: Plantago major Other Common Names: Geater or common plantain, broadleaf plantain, rippleseed plantain, wagbread, white man’s foot, plantain majeur (French), groblad (Swedish), Wegerich Habitat: Plantain is originally native to Europe and temperate parts of Asia. The plant has now become naturalized in all temperate regions of the


Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia). The word vanilla, derived from vainilla, the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina (vaina itself meaning sheath or pod), is translated simply as “little pod” Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people cultivated the vine of the vanilla orchid,

Limes and lemons

Limes and lemons are from the same citrus fruit family, rich in vitamin C but different in color. Limes are green and smaller, whereas lemons are yellow and big in size. Despite the difference in flavor, color and size; limes and lemons have the same nutritional benefits and are low in calories. Those who are

Kefir yoghurt bali

I love to make my own kefir yoghurt and cheese with kefir . It is delicious, healthy and i  use herbs from my own organic garden to create the perfect taste. You can make delicius  semi-hard cheese and also cream cheese. I would be very happy to share kefir cheese  making with you. Please look

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum)

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a well-respected medicinal herb that has been used for over 5,000 years in its native India. Also known as tulsi, the plant is believed to protect your family from evil and bring peace, harmony and good luck. Many homes in India grow an honored holy basil plant, which is prayed