The leaves and stems of a plant is the herb. If you enjoy gardening, it's fun to grow your own herbs in containers. They're very easy to plant and maintain and you can have fresh herbs whenever you need them.

When buying them in the store, make sure they look fresh and lively. To keep them fresh after purchasing, treat them like flowers. Place them, stem side down, in a plastic container 1/2 full of water and store them in the refrigerator.