We know the culinary uses of these fab four, but did you know their historic uses? Parsley was used as an aid in digestion and to remove bitterness in cooking; it was also thought to remove bitter feelings between friends. Sage symbolized strength and wisdom and was used in ancient times to heal congestion; we still refer to someone who is very wise as a sage. Rosemary was about love and remembrance, because the scent lingered. And thyme was used to heal and also symbolized courage.
So there you have it. Our four go-to herbs that never disappoint. We wonder, do you herb garden?