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Herb Day

Basil Herb Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday event is held on the first Saturday in May

According to the creators of Herb Day, this holiday is an international celebration of herbs and herbal products. That covers a whole lot of plants, applications and products. The purpose of this day, is encourage us to learn more about herbs and their uses. Armed with this knowledge, there is a whole lot of things that you can do with them, much more than you ever imagined. So, let the celebration begin!

There are hundreds of varieties of herbs, which can be used in a seemingly unlimited number of uses. The first thing we should do on this day, is to learn more about the different types of herbs that exist. The herb family consists of the following types: aromatic, cosmetic, culinary, ornamental and medicinal plants.

After learning more about the different kinds of herbs, we should pick a couple and grow them. May is the perfect month for planting and growing herbs. You can grow them in a herb garden or in the flower garden. Many varieties of herbs are easy to grow in containers on your patio or deck. See more on growing herbs.

Today is a great day to use herbs as you cook. Try a recipe that uses a herb that you have never cooked with before. Herbs are a great substitute for salt, making for healthier meals.

Today is also a good time to select a few herbal products. You'll have not shortage of items to choose form. You can choose from lavender soaps, cachets, dried flower arrangements, medicinal herbs, and much more.

However you choose to delve into the world of herbs today, we hope you have a very aromatic and tasteful Herb Day!!!

 

Did you know? Many cultures worshipped one herb or another. I won't go that far. But, I do admit these versatile plants are pretty impressive. 


History and Origin of Herb Day:

Herb Day was created in 2006 by the HerbDay Coalition. This group of five non-profit organizations includes: the American Botanical Council, United Plant Savers, the American Herbal Products Association, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and the American Herbalists Guild.

 

Related Holidays and Events:

Herbalist Day 

More Herbs, Less Salt Day


More Information:

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Garden Hobbies - How to grow herbs


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