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Top 10 Plants used as Spices

These are some of the plants around the world that are used as a spices.

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Chives

Chives

Chives is the common name of Allium schoenoprasum, an edible species of the Allium genus. Its close relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion. Dried chives are excellent additions to soups and salads, as well as dips, soft cheeses and herbal butters.

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Thyme

Thyme

Thyme is an evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. The most common variety is Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is of the genus Thymus of the mint family. It's a culinary herbs that also helps treat diarrhea, arthritis, sore throats and coughs

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Cumin

Cumin

Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to South Asia. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.

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Mint

Mint

Mints are aromatic, almost exclusively perennial, rarely annual herbs. They have wide-spreading underground and overground stolons. Mint oil is often used in toothpaste, gum, candy and beauty products while the leaves are used either fresh or dried for teas and food.

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Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf

Bay leaf refers to the aromatic leaves of several plants used in cooking. Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance.

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Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is a rhizomes herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to southern Asia, requiring temperatures between 20 and 30 °C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. It has also been helpful on treating various kind of diseases especially arthritis and knee disease

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Basil

Basil

Basil, also called great basil is a culinary herb of the family Lamiaceae (mint). It is also called the king of herbs. Basil is Native to India where it has been cultivated for around 5,000 years. Basil is also great source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Vitamin C and iron, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids

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Coriander

Coriander

Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking. Coriander also helps with the digestion problem such as upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea and also helps fight infection caused by bacteria and fungus.

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Parsley

Parsley

Parsley or garden parsley is a species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the central Mediterranean region, naturalized elsewhere in Europe, and widely cultivated as a herb, a spice, and a vegetable. Parsley has also been known to be rich in minerals and vitamins.

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Saffron

Saffron

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. Saffron is also considered as the world's most expensive spices. It is usually used in culinary and it has medicinal uses for asthma, cough and whooping cough.