Spices and Herbs Assignment

Match the Spices and Herbs in the list with the description.

A staple in Italian cuisine, one of its bioactives, carvacrol, has been found to be antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
 
Contains menthol, which makes it a good choice for gum; can be used as an insecticide.
 
Contains a bioactive called estragole, which has been shown to cause cancer in mice.  However, humans would need to consume 100-1000 times the average consumption to be close to any sort of risk.
 
Most often used to flavor black beans in Latin America and used as an anti-flatulant.
 
Grown ornamentally on the U of A campus; bioactives include the antioxidants carnosic acid and rosemarinic acid.
 
Leaves often appear ‘fuzzy’; and its bioactives may help to treat hyperlipidemia and Alzheimers.
 
Also known as coriander and Chinese parsley…..some people love the taste, and some say it tastes like soap.
 
One of the main ingredients in Middle Eastern tabbouleh; contains both luteolin and lycopene.  Stores usually stock two kinds, curley and flat leaf.
 
May help to treat acne; one of its bioactives, thymol is an antiseptic used in mouthwash.
An aromatic herb often used in pesto; there are many different varieties.  Bioactives like linalool have been found to be antibacterial.
1. Epazote
2. Parsley
3. Basil
4. Sage
5. Cilantro
6. Rosemary
7. Thyme
8. Oregano
9. Mint
10. Tarragon

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