Aromatic parts of herbs – the list

From which parts of herbs the taste and aroma comes? Can you make the tea from stems of mint? What’s better in lemon grass – leaves of stems? These and other questions are answered by the list I made, basing on my own experience as a herb grower.

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distinct aroma
mild aroma
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The taste and aroma in various parts of herbal plants

Plant nameLeavesStemsPetals or flowers
Basil
Ocimum basilicum
Mint
Mentha ×piperita
Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis
Thyme
Thymus vulgaris
Balm
Melissa officinalis
Summer savory
Satureja hortensis
Pot marigold
Calendula officinalis
Cornflower
Centaurea cyanus
Lemon grass
Cymbopogon citratus
Marjoram
Origanum majorana
Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia
Sage
Salvia officinalis
Chamomile
Matricaria chamomilla
Oregano
Origanum vulgare

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