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List of herbs and spices

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Herbs and spices are commonly added to foods to enhance or alter flavor. By far the most commonly used seasoning for food is table salt; however, it is a mineral.

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List of spices

List of herbs

Toxic herbs

These "culinary" plants contain liver-toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids:

  • Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)
  • Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) (While some amateur herbalists on the internet claim that common comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is safe in small doses, at least one study recommends against using common comfrey internally[1] (http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/faqs/medi-2-15-comfrey.html), and the Food and Drug Administration also recommends against its use.)
  • Wormwood ("Artemisia absinthium")
  • Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
  • Borage (Borago officinalis) (flowers and seeds are nontoxic)

This "culinary" plant is toxic unless picked at the correct time and prepared correctly:

Common herb mixtures

Common spice mixtures


See also: List of medicinal herbs, Spice, Herb

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