Herbs and Spices Vocabulary | Names of Spices & Herbs

Learn English Vocabulary Words for Herbs and Spices through Pictures.

Herbs refers to the leafy green or flowering parts of a plant (either fresh or dried), they are used for food, flavoring, medicine, or fragrances for their savory or aromatic properties.

A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Spices are produced from other parts of the plant (usually dried), including seeds, berries, bark, roots and fruits.


Fresh cilantro/coriander is readily available in most supermarkets.


Artichoke leaf has been shown to lower cholesterol.


They were served lamb and rosemary and she surprised herself by eating greedily.

Bay leaves

Bay leaves are very helpful to our health.

Mint leaves

When your stomach feels sick, drinking a cup of tea from mint leaves can give you relief.


It’s the basil that gives the sauce its essential character.


Clove oil has a numbing effect in addition to bacteria-fighting powers.


She likes olive because it symbolizes peace.


They blend deliciously with garlic, shallots , basil, tarragon, thyme, bay leaf, oregano, and cumin, and are often combined with olives, peppers, and Spain.


Her turmeric pies are a great favourite.


I love the taste of garlic.


It didn’t taste much of ginger.


As you peel away the onion skin,you will find another skin underneath.

Spring onions/green onions

Lunch was a collation of local salami, black olives, spring onions/green onions and dark soft rye-bread.


Lemongrass has an unusual and rather interesting entree segment in its menu.


When vegetables are cooked, I often add the chives and drained scallops.

Green chili

She added some green chili peppers to her cheese dip to make spicier.

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