8 Must-have Herbs and Spices in American Kitchens

An essential ingredient in Mediterranean cooking, oregano is a native of Europe.


In addition to its long history of use as a culinary spice, ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years.


The most common and widely grown form of basil is the Genovese variety, which has strong aromatic leaves that resemble cloves or anise.


Indeed, being a vegetable rather than a herb or spice, garlic is most commonly used as a seasoning.


Sage is an old herb whose astringent and antibacterial qualities have made it useful for medical purposes for a long time.


Another evergreen shrub in the mint family is rosemary. The herb tastes woodsy and harsh.


Spice with a pleasant flavour, cinnamon is beneficial to your health. Research indicates that it lowers dangerous cholesterol levels and helps control blood sugar.


Cumin is a versatile spice that has been used by ancient Egyptians for mummification as well as to treat psoriasis and eczema on the skin as well as to control digestion.