Modern Living: Herbs for All Seasons And Reasons

As Puritan Leader John Winthrop's ship neared the Massachusetts coast, "there came a smell offshore like the smell of a garden." The garden-like fragrance of herbs still hangs on the New England air, and with it the sweet smell of commercial success. Indeed, Americans' fascination with herbs—plants valued for specific medicinal, culinary or aromatic uses—has grown so fast in recent years that the demand for herb plants and seeds has wafted to every corner of the country. Dried and fresh herbs, used for millenniums in teas, elixirs, salves and perfumes to spice food...

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