Classification :: Herby by Usage | Herbs by Constituents | Herbs by Period of Life
The herbs are classified in four parts: Medicinal herbs, Culinary herbs, Aromatic herbs, Ornamental herbs.
Medicinal herbs have curative powers and are used in making medicines because of their healing properties.
Culinary herbs are probably the mostly used as cooking herbs because of their strong flavors like mint, parsley, basil.
Aromatic herbs have some common uses because of their pleasant smelling flowers or foliage. Oils from aromatic herbs can be used to produce perfumes, toilet water, and various scents. For e.g. mint, rosemary, basil etc.
Ornamental herbs are used for decoration because they have brightly colored flowers and foliage like lavender, chives.