Since time immemorial the festive season has been associated with medicinal herbs, fruits, and spices. What child doesn’t know from singing carols that the Three Wise Men brought frankincense and myrrh to the birth of the baby Jesus? What would the smell of Christmas morning be like without the aroma of oranges and cinnamon wafting through the air? Who doesn’t associate Christmas with the Christmas tree? Or kissing under the mistletoe? All of these are medicinal herbs in their own right. Many Christmas carols include references to them; and festive cooking makes far more use of herbs, spices, fruits and berries than at other times of year.
The 12 Herbs of Christmas is a handy guide to the herbs of Christmas. In its pages you will find a guide to thirteen Christmas herbs (with a bonus for twelfth night!), interesting information, some lovely photos, and thirteen easy yet useful recipes to try for yourself.
Add a little herbal magic to your Christmas season this year!