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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
How about an herb name game.

Like the other name games before, you start your herb with the last letter of the herb before it.

maybe a tiny definition would be a learning tool.

summer purslane

Excellent in an herb salad,the dried seeds are ground into a type of flour
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post #2 of 27
Epazote-
used predominately in Mexican cooking, in tortilla dishes and especially with
black beans, for flavoring and flatulence reduction!
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post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Eastern Camas

The bulb was an important native American food source that caused intertribal war over possession of it's habitat
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post #4 of 27
savory. That y should give some fits if you don't fall for an adjective like yellow.

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post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
Ylang-ylang.

The spicy jasmine scented flowers are picked for for personal adonment, worn as a love charm :)
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post #6 of 27
galangal , the Thai relative of spicy ginger. I was tempted to throw you back to the ys with Good King Henry, wholesome potherb. Shoots gathered when 12cm/5" high are peeled, boiled and eaten like asparagus. Young tender leaves are prepared like spinach. Excellent remedy for indigestion.


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post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
No problem with the y's, besides a little yet-mo-ju goes a long way, but i must admit that "good king henry" comes from a great local name "all good", remember though..it's cousin "bad Henry" is poisonous

so never confuse the two.

But to keep on track...

lady's smock

it is so beautiful, the butterflys decide to lay there eggs here
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post #8 of 27
Kava, the root for brewing the popular polynesian beverage. And thought to be intoxicating too.

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post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm all for shamanic herbs, but I have yet to see piper methysticum on the east coast.

But I look forward to a sip, anything to help me relax :)

anyway

Agrimony sorry about the "Y"

it's all medicinal
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post #10 of 27
Yarrow-
used as a tonic in helping to regulate the function of the liver and as a blood cleanser. Planted in your garden next to your other herbs it will enhance their
essential oil production. I just planted a whole bunch with the lovely name
"Paprika":)
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post #11 of 27
I've been trying to kill the yarrow in my yard. Very aggressive and keeps popping up now after three years of assault.

Woad, a legislated weed in Utah, as it is outcompeting native plants in the wild. Blue and indigo dye plant.

Phil
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post #12 of 27
Sorry to hear about your yarrow- mine comes and goes so I replant every couple of years...

Dong Quai- the queen of all female herbs!:)
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post #13 of 27
Had to cheat for this one and look up some possibilities. Iboza so theres the link for the description.

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post #14 of 27
I like that one!

Amaranth-
a vitamin- packed herb high in iron and vitamin C - was used by the Indians as a survival food. The mature seeds were eaten raw or mixed with cornmeal or added to soups. The leaves were used in place of spinach.
One of my favorite for beautiful plants!
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post #15 of 27
Well, I'm going to just jump right on in here with

Horehound
An herb in the mint family, once used for making hard candy that was soothing to the throat.Take 1 1/2 C horehound, or any other suitable herb, and simmer in 4 C water for 15 minutes. Strain. Stir in 3 C graulated sugar, 3 C brown sugar. Bring to "hard crack", pour in greased pan, score asap, & break as soon as it is hard. Really fun to try with unexpected herbs!
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post #16 of 27
I love horehound! I have made a horehound syrup with honey and lemon peel. It was great when my kids were babies.(Now they think I'm nuts:D )
So back at you-

Dandelion-
raw in a salad or sauteed with some garlic, it detoxifies and cleanses the liver, purifies the blood. Now who dosen't need that?
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post #17 of 27
O.K. how about
Nutmeg
Everyone thinks they know what it tastes like, but unless you grate it fresh, you have no idea! Also, did you know that nutmeg is found in the middle of a nut-like shell, (looks like a REALLY fat pecan) surrounded by a membrane which is mace.
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post #18 of 27
I'm going to jump in here with--

Ginseng

This is a root prized by Asian cultures for its stimulating, restorative and disease preventative powers. Often called the "man root" because it often is shaped like the human form with head, torso, arms and legs.

As a side note, I met an 90 year old ginseng farmer in North Georgia one time. He said he'd only been to a doctor once in his life, when he accidentally shot off his little toe with his side-arm. He carries the gun on his belt all the time to protect his valuable crop from "Shang Poachers".

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post #19 of 27
Galangal

galangal = galanga (ginger) = greater galangal = (greater) galingale = (greater) galangale = Java root = Java galangal = kha = khaa = languas = lengkuas = laos (root or ginger) = Thai ginger = Siamese gingerÊÊÊ

Latin name:ÊÊ Alpinia galangaÊÊ

Look for this in Asian markets. It's sold fresh, frozen, dried, or powdered, but use the dried or powdered versions only in a pinch.Ê

Substitutes:Ê ginger (not as pungent as galangal)
post #20 of 27
Is it kosher to re-use an herb? I used galangal on the first page of this thread.

Phil
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post #21 of 27
Yes you did, so you get to start :p
- give us a good one for the letter L
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post #22 of 27
Lovage, sometimes described as celery x 10. Dries well for the off season and does good things for clams.

Phil
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post #23 of 27
Echium vulgare, or "Vipers Bugloss"

Once used for snake bites.
Crystallized flowers are wonderful in salads
post #24 of 27
monkeymay,

Oops! Spaced on that one!
post #25 of 27

It's okay cchiu - you're tops in my book

Echinacea- good for helping get rid of your colds
OR
Squawvine-good for helping the uterus birth babies!
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post #26 of 27
Ephedra, mormon tea, joint fir. Makes a stimulating tea. I've got four of them, but just because my yard is xeriscaped and I like how they look. The leaves are just a tiny lump at each years length of growth.



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post #27 of 27
OK, I'm cheating a little bit. It's really a spice, not an herb, but I've got a great tip on how to use it. So...
Allspice
Known in the spice trade as pimento. No Caribbean food is complete without it. In fact jerk is traditionally cooked over pimento wood. But, seeing as how I don't know where to get the wood, I just soak some of the whole berries & throw them under the grill to smoke. YUM!!!:lips:
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