Compounds in basil, a peppermint relative, offer anti-inflammatory benefits by inhibiting the same enzyme that aspirin and ibuprofen target.
Sage-Breaded Chicken, Spinach and Snap Pea Salad
Chives contain the heart-helper compound allicin, which reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol (among other benefits).
Cheddar Chive Skillet Cornbread
Ancient cultures believed dill, a member of the celery and parsley family, to be a symbol of good luck and wealth. Current research promotes dill seed for anticancer properties.
Roasted Tilapia with Dill and Garlicky Baby Kale
Parsley’s nutritional profile is similar to other leafy greens, with ample amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C and folate. It especially protects against kidney stones.
Herbed Lamb Meatballs with Orzo Salad
One cup of sorrel, a perennial herb, contains 15 percent of your daily need for potassium, a mineral essential for heart health and blood pressure.
Sorrel and Spring Onion Rustic Tart
In ancient cultures, people associated thyme with bravery and courage and believed in its ability to reduce the spread of disease. Today, research highlights the herb’s potent antibacterial qualities.
Herb and Goat Cheese Crustless Quiches