Though evocative of summer, basil's vitamins and minerals make it a year-round winner.
Savory and somewhat piney with spicy notes, thyme has antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
Looking to add a little elegance to any dish? Garnish with finely minced chives, also a source of antioxidants.
Name-checked by Shakespeare in King Lear, marjoram oil has compounds that studies show have promising antioxidant properties.
A member of the carrot family, and more than just a garnish, parsley is a fine source of vitamin A and K.
Sure, it's got twee good looks, but this herb resembling tiny ferns also has vitamin C and numerous minerals.
Sage can also refer to a wise person, one who would surely agree its smart to use this herb known for its versatility as a traditional remedy.
It's not just for pickles! Try mineral-rich dill mixed in with yogurt and dolloped on roasted vegetables.
Though it may be polarizing, cilantro is at least a no-waste herb: all parts of the plant are edible.
Fresh perilla leaves are mineral-rich, and you can use them as wrappers for a variety of savory fillings.
Use whatever herbs you have on hand to make a vivid green oil perfect for mushrooms.
Fancy yourself a budding herbalist? Get to know the botanical, culinary, and medicinal histories of nearly 100 herbs.