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USES AND PROPERTIES

Sorrel
Rumex acetosa
Uses
Sorrel is mainly used for making soups, purées and sauces although its young leaves are also used in salads.

Properties
Sorrel stands out for its diuretic and laxative properties, for which it is recommended to help individuals with liquid retention properties and constipation. It is recommended for treating anemia thanks to the high level of iron that it contains.
Basil
Ocimum basilicum
Albahaca
Uses
Ideal for all types of salads, fish, and pastas. Indispensable for Italian cuisine.

Properties
Basil contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties. It is a remedy for headaches, fever and stress. Relieves stomach ailments and is helpful for insomnia.
Savoury
Satureja Hortensis
Ajedrea
Uses
This is a perfect match for lentils as well as meats, fish, salads and soups

Properties
Savoury possess antibacterial and expectorant properties. Moreover, it is used as an antiflammatory, to facilitate digestion and relieve kidney ailments.
Chives
Allium schoenoprasum
Cebollino
Uses
It has a flavor similar to onion and is a good seasoning for soups, sauces and vegetables.

Properties
Rich source of vitamin B1 and B2. Diuretic and laxative effects. Calms pains related to blood flow. Chives aid to reduce heart pressure, lower cholesterol, can aid in Alzheimer’s treatments and possess antibacterial properties.
Coriander
Coriandrum sativum
Cilantro
Uses
Commonly used in Middle Eastern, Asian and South American cuisine. Used to flavor a wide variety of dishes and pickles. Its seeds are indispensable in curry.

Properties
Cilantro possess antibiotic and antibacterial properties. It is a natural remedy for treating insomnia and anxiety, and also relieves constipation and improves mental performance. Digestive and stimulating.
Lemongrass
Cymbopogon citratus
Cilantro
Uses
Lemongrass is not used on its own but rather employed in infusions to release its flavor or chopped and added while preparing dishes.

Properties
Lemongrass is used to relieve fatigue and headaches and increase energy.
Dill
Anethum graveolens
Eneldo
Uses
Best used fresh in order to not lose its flavor. Used as a seasoning or in canned foods.

Properties
Dill aids digestion, reduces gas and relieves menstrual pains. It is also used for its diuretic and antihemorroidal properties. Dill calms and relieves stomach ailments.
Tarragon
Artemisia dracunculus
Estragón
Uses
Pleasant aroma and spicy, slightly bitter flavor. Ideal for flavoring vinegars and marinades, sauces for meats and fish.

Properties
Tarragon possesses diuretic properties that aid digestion and eliminate toxins. It is also used to treat symptoms of anorexia, stimulate the appetite and soothe toothaches. Stimulating. It both stimulates and aids to alleviate sleep problems.
Spearmint
Mentha longifolia
Hierbabuena
Uses
Perfect for sweet and savory dishes. Well-known ingredient for Mojitos.

Properties
Antiseptic, skin toner, helps with loss of appetite and possibly liver and gall bladder dysfunctions. Some symptoms that Spearmint helps to relieve are upset stomach, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation and intestinal infections. It also aids digestion, reduces liver inflammation, intestinal gas, dizziness and muscular cramps.
Bay leaf
Laurus nobilis
Laurel
Uses
Ideal for seasoning meat and fish.

Properties
Antiseptic. Relieves stomach ailments, reduces hypertension. Recommended to treat loss of appetite, migraine headaches, high blood pressure and uric acid.
Lovage
Levisticum officinale
Ligústico
Uses
Lovage is used to flavor soups and stews.

Properties
A good diuretic and upset stomach reliever.
Marjoram
Origanum majorana
Mejorana
Uses
Its aroma is reminiscent of oregano. Ideal for flavoring salads, vinaigrettes, stuffing, vegetable, fish, legumes and meats.

Properties
Effective for treating toothaches and also used as an antispasmodic. Marjoram rapidly raises the body’s temperature, which aids the immune system. It also serves as a muscle relaxant.
Lemon Balm
Melisa officinalis
Melisa
Uses
Its leaves have a light lemon flavor. Primarily used in compotes, liquors, beverages and salads.

Properties
Lemon balm is especially recommended to treat thyroid and herpes problems, headaches and also serves as a physical and mental relaxant.
Mint
Mentha spicata
Menta
Uses
Perfect for lamb, sweets, beverages and cocktails.

Properties
Mint is recommended as an expectorant, antiparasitic and antiseptic. It is also effective in reducing the effects of drunkenness, hangovers and relieves headaches. Stimulates digestion and improves gastritis.
Oregano
Origanum vulgare
Orégano
Uses
Perfect for salads, cheese, vegetables, meats and fish.

Properties
Oregano possesses digestive properties and works as an expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antineuralgic and anti-asthmatic.
Flat or Curly Parsley
Petroselinum hortense - crispum
Perejil
Uses
In Spain it is most commonly matched with garlic. It can be used to flavor an infinite number of dishes as well as garnish.

Properties
Diuretic. Rich in Iron, Calcium, Antioxidants and Vitamins A and C. Strengthens hair and nail.
Chervil
Anthriscus cerefolium
Perifollo
Uses
Enhances the flavor of a great number of vegetables, meats and fish.

Properties
Chervil is beneficial for treating eye conditions, hemorrhoids, herpes and constipation. It is stimulating and toning, and induces urination.
Peppermint
Mentha piperita
Pipermint
Uses
Ideal for herbal teas thanks to its digestive effects. It is used as a hydrating and refreshing skin toner in cosmetics.

Properties
A general tonic and digestive. It stimulates the stomach and relieves gas pains.
Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis
Romero
Uses
One of the “fines herbes.” Ideal for roasted meats.

Properties
Rosemary possesses calming properties, combats weight gain and cardiovascular diseases and is very useful for hangovers, nausea and headaches.
Sage
Salvia officinalis
Salvia
Uses
Very aromatic. Delicate and intense flavor. Ideal for pastas.

Properties
Sage aids digestion by stimulating the appetite, reducing intestinal gas and relieving upset stomach. One of the best natural antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, rich in antioxidants.
Thyme
Thymus vulgaris
Tomillo
Uses
A universal seasoning for cheeses, vegetables and roasts.

Properties
Thyme is antiseptic and antibiotic which makes it a beneficial natural treatment for rheumatic and sciatic pain as well as being an excellent expectorant and healing agent.
Lemon Thyme
Thymus citriodorus
Tomillo limón
Uses
It is a perfect match for stews, potatoes, eggs and sauces thanks to its lemon aroma.

Properties
Lemon Thyme stimulates hair growth, healing, and possesses disinfecting, expectorant, digestive and antirheumatic properties.