Herbs generally refer to plants with aromatic and culinary properties used to flavour food. Many are also used for medicinal purposes.
Basil Ocimum basilicum a popular culinary herb of the mint family. It plays a major role in Mediterranean cuisine and as an essential oil.
Common mint Mentha spicata is one of the most traditional and common culinary herbs to be grown in the garden. I can be a bit of a thug and is often planted in containers to stop the roots from spreading and running everywhere.