Spanish Herbs

Growing your own herbs is  easy and the garden centres here have a selection of herbs that will comfortably grow in a pot even in a window box.
The trick is to only water sparingly but never from the top, let the plant drink from it’s roots.
Just stand the pot on a saucer and water there.
Here are the Spanish translations for most herbs.
anise – anís
basil  – albahaca
bayleaf  – hoja de laurel
borage – borraja
caraway – alcaravea
cardamom – cardamomo
cayenne pepper – pimienta de cayena
chervil – perifollo
chili – chile
chives – cebollinos
cinnamon – canela
cloves – clavos
coriander – cilantro, coriandro
cumin – comino
dill – eneldo
fennel – hinojo
fenugreek fenogreco, – alholva
garlic – ajo
ginger – jengibre
juniper – enebro
lemon balm – melisa
lemon grass – limoncillo
mace macis, – macia
marjoram – mejorana
mint – menta
mustard – mostaza
nutmeg – nuez moscada
oregano – orégano
paprika – pimentón dulce
parsley – perejil
pepper – pimienta
peppermint – hierbabuena
poppy seeds – semillas de amapola
rosemary – romero
saffron – azafrán
sage – salvia
savory – ajedrea
sesame seeds – semillas de ajonjolí
spearmint – menta verde
tarragon – estragón
thyme – tomillo
turmeric – cúrcuma
vanilla – vainilla


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  1. My wife recently purchased a dried herb ‘Julivert’ fulla. I cannot seem to find a translation for this and wondered if you could help. I intended to use it in a paella.

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