The healing properties and the spice power of the herbs knew and used already our ancestors. In addition, many designers, artists and design experts have now discovered how decorative wild and culinary herbs are. Because the leaves and flowers of the herbs are the spice of the soil, the energy of the sun, the aroma of the air and the beauty of nature.
The history of herbs can be traced far back in time. Even the Assyrians cooked with dill and thyme. The ancient Greeks even dedicated their herbs individual herbs. For example, the Aphrodite - goddess of love - marjoram, rosemary and thyme were attributed. Also in the writings of Hippocrates one finds evidence of the healing properties of herbs. Charlemagne even ordered their cultivation in the gardens of his monastery, and the Benedictines brought from their ancestral monastery Monte Cassino new species of herbs from the Mediterranean to the areas north of the Alps.
Spicy for the kitchen
Very quickly recognized the healing power of the spicy and aromatic leaves, stems and roots of herbs. Many pharmacists plant them directly in their own garden. So-called "herbal women" knew each other well with wild plants and treated the suffering of humans with their homemade concoctions. In our modern times, medicinal herbs, especially in phytotherapy, the so-called gentle medicine, celebrate a meaningful rebirth. But they are especially in demand in the kitchen, because cooking can not do without them. With their fine aromas, herbs give every meal a delicate, mature note and that certain something of personal taste.
Cooking with herbs
Most kitchen, spice and medicinal herbs belong to the aromatic plants and will therefore feel quite comfortable in a scented garden, where they can release their essential oils through the wind. But even in the pot most of them grow wonderfully, which makes them an excellent decoration in every kitchen. The herbal classics such as rosemary, sage, basil and lavender as typical Mediterranean spices on the windowsill will evoke memories of the holiday in the south with every smell. The oregano is also particularly decorative with its many pink-white flowers, because freshness simply enlivens our senses.
small herb garden for the kitchen
In summer, herbs have high season. Thankfully they have a nice and practical feature. You can let the herbs dry and so keep their aroma, their spice and healing power for the cold months of the year. The dried lavender or rosemary can then be sewn into sachets and hung in the room or put in between the laundry. Placed in pretty, decorative bowls, dried herbs, mixed with spices and petals, as a colorful scent potpourris for many soothing odors in every living room and in the bathroom or hallway.
Fresh for the kitchen
Herbs are a true gift of nature, offering a variety of opportunities and numerous uses in human life. No wonder that herbs are very popular motifs for artistic work. In addition, enjoyment and health from your own garden, balcony or terrace are absolutely trendy. This not only provides independence from the store's offer, but also opens the door to surprising culinary experiments. And maybe you also feel like getting herbs in your home. Of course, you could draw more ideas from our picture gallery!
Decoration tip lavender
catch the scent
rosemary, sage and lavender would go well with this rose potpourri
Chives in the center of the decoration with flowers
Kitchen wreath of fragrant herbs
Kitchen decoration with herbs
Kitchen decorate with herbs in classic clay pots on the windowsill
Herb wall on the balcony
Making herbal butter yourself
Heal and restore herbs
Herbs thrive on the windowsill in winter
Let herbs dry for the winter
Herbs feel very well in the pot
Herbs on the balcony
Herbs aromatic and decorative
Herb shelf for the kitchen window
Potpourri with dried herbs and flowers