Aloe Vera – Excellent indoor or outdoor container plant. Well-known and well-researched medicinal plant.
Arugula – Mustard-like green. Grow in salad gardens and use in salads and stir-fries for a peppery, pungent taste reminiscent of horseradish.
Basil – Popular, attractive plant with many color variations. No herb garden is complete without it. Excellent in salads and as a garnish. Medicinally used mainly for its stomach soothing qualities.
Borage – Attractive blue star-shaped flowers, but rather scraggly growth habit. Cucumber-like taste. Used medicinally internally in teas or topically for a variety of ailments.
Calendula – Cheerful yellow flowers that bloom almost constantly in warm weather. Excellent addition to flower or herb gardens. Flowers often used as a garnish. Limited medicinal qualities.
Cayenne – Attractive shrub-like plant with fruits that start green and then turn fiery red. Very hot, but nutritional powerhouses. Used medicinally for a variety of ailments.
Chamomile – Member of the daisy family with daisy-like flowers. Bitter taste and not usually used in cooking. Medicinal properties are well-known and include many common ailments.
Chervil – Close relative of Parsley, used mostly for flavoring other foods. Some medicinal uses, most notably for high blood pressure.
Coriander – Another member of the Parsley family. Entirely edible plant with a strong taste often used in Indian and Asian foods. Medicinally used mostly as a flavoring agent.
Dill – Popular garden herb with feathery silver green leaves. Nice addition to the herb garden. Used as a flavoring for many dishes and in pickling. Not a major medicinal herb, but often used for its stomach-soothing qualities.
Garlic – Onion-like plant with beautiful flowers. Well-known in cooking. Medicinally important herb that is completely safe. Widely available in many forms.
Savory (Summer) – Attractive trailing plant. Nice in containers. Mostly a culinary herb used in a wide variety of dishes. Tastes like peppery Thyme. Minor medicinal herb.