Various herbs are most famous for their medical uses.
Herbaceous plants are capable of benefiting humans since they can not only be utilized as a food source and medicine, but can also help improve the living environments.
For instance, people can make 'after-dinner tea' by simply putting spearmint leaves and licorice roots together and cover them with boiling water (Smith, 2010).
Also, a large quantity of herbs such as corn, tomato, pumpkin, cucumber and sweet pepper are culinary vegetables.
Based on the purpose of Chinese dishes, flavors like ginger and garlic have the ability to improve the overall tastes of a dish or soup by helping other flavors being absorbed well.
Most significantly, culinary herbs have respectable values for protecting both human health and the natural food chain.There is a 'notable content of vitamins and minerals, occasionally also of protein or other dietary constituents' in culinary herbal plants (Small, 2006, p. Minerals from vegetables, such as calcium, iodine, iron and sodium help keep good health of human beings.Although merely a little quantity of these elements are in certain herbs, they still allow people to have healthy bones and teeth, avoid mental retardation and strengthen nerves and muscles.I started to take herbal medicine nearly fifteen years ago.Because I had a defective heart before the age of thirteen, I could not do intensive sports which might stimulate my heart.In fact, there are thousands of people who were healed by herbs.Thus, herbal plants have had a great impact on humans' lives since many years ago.Most herbs on the earth are the main food source for animals, especially herbivores and omnivores.While herbivores grow up eating plants, both omnivores and carnivores are benefited.For example, Small (2006) states that 'Most herbs are eaten directly, usually to flavor other foods.Plants organs used include roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds' (p. Different parts of a culinary herbal plant have different values in cooking.