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What are the characteristics a herb? Is this a scientifically accepted term?


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To the botanist, an herb is a plant without woody stems, ie not a tree or shrub. This differs from the use of the word by the cook or herbalist, which designates only those plants with culinary or medicinal properties no matter whether or not the stems are stiffened with wood.

www.nazflora.org/Glossary.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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