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The criteria for being listed as a spice source on this page are a bit complicated. Of the spices commonly used in medieval European cooking, there are eight that are not usually found in local US grocery stores. If a spice merchant carries at least four of these eight spices then they will be added to the list.

The eight "Must Have" spices are:

ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
cubebs (Piper cubeba)
galingale (Alpinia officinarum)
grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta)
hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
saffron (Crocus sativus)
savory (genus Satureja)
saunders / red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus)

The merchants I have found (so far) that meet this requirement are:

Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)

Special thanks to Nancy McCaskey for finding many of these merchants.

If you know of an spice merchant who should be listed here, or have comments - positive or negative - about the quality of products or service provided by these spice merchants, please send them to me using the contact page.


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Alkanet
Alkanet powder

Alkanet
(Alkanna tinctoria)
Also known as: Dyer's Bugloss, Orchanct, Spanish Bugloss

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US) - see notes
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US) - see notes
Mountain Rose Herbs (US) - see notes
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US) - see notes
TakeHerb.com (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada) - see notes

Spiceworld (UK)


Notes:
Many members of this plant family contain a liver-damaging alkaloid and so internal usage is inadvisable. May be carcinogenic.

Often confused with Batschia canescens (also sold as "alkanet"), which is a new world plant. Batschia canescens is properly named Lithospermum canescens, and is also know as hoary gromwell or hoary puccoon. It has no known hazardous qualities and is a member of the same family as Alkanna tinctoria, which is probably why it is used as a substitute.

Lhasa Karnak Herb Company is selling Batschia canescens.

Stony Mountain Botanicals is selling Batschia canescens.

Mountain Rose Herbs is selling Batschia canescens.

Herbie's Herbs is selling Batschia canescens.

Monterey Bay Spice Company does not identify which plant is being sold.


Search: Find recipes that reference Alkanet in medieval cookbooks.



Alexander
(Smyrnium olusatrum)
Also known as: Black Lovage

Available from:
The Spice Shop (UK) - see notes


Notes:
It's not clear that the lovage sold by The Spice Shop is Black Lovage.


Search: Find recipes that reference Alexander in medieval cookbooks.



Amidon
Also known as: Wheat starch

Available from:
TakeHerb.com (US) - (sold as "wheat starch")


Notes:
I have found wheat starch in stores that carry specialty foods from Asia. It is very similar to corn starch.


Search: Find recipes that reference Amidon in medieval cookbooks.



Geum urbanum
Avens (Geum urbanum)

Avens
(Geum urbanum)
Also known as: Herb Bennet

Available from:
Herbie's Herbs (Canada)


Search: Find recipes that reference Avens in medieval cookbooks.



Stachys officinalis
Betony (Stachys officinalis)

Betony
(Stachys officinalis)
Also known as: Woundwort / Common Hedgenettle

Available from:
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)


Search: Find recipes that reference Betony in medieval cookbooks.



Borago officinalis
Borage (Borago officinalis)

Borage
(Borago officinalis)
Also known as: Common Borage

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

Spiceworld (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Borage in medieval cookbooks.



Cassia
Cassia Sticks

Cassia
(Cinnamomum cassia)
Also known as: Cinnamon (in the US) / Canelle

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Notes:
In almost all medieval sources, it is impossible to tell if the spice being referred to is cinnamon or cassia.


Search: Find recipes that reference Cassia in medieval cookbooks. (see notes)



Cinnamon
Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamomum verum
Cinnamomum verum

Cinnamon
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum / Cinnamomum verum)
Also known as: True Cinnamon / Ceylon Cinnamon

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
The Spice House (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Notes:
In almost all medieval sources, it is impossible to tell if the spice being referred to is cinnamon or cassia.


Search: Find recipes that reference Cinnamon in medieval cookbooks. (see notes)



Salvia sclarea
Clary (Salvia sclarea)

Clary
(Salvia sclarea)
Also known as: Clary Sage

Available from:
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US) - see notes

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)


Notes:
Mountain Rose Herbs sells only the seeds for clary sage.


Search: Find recipes that reference Clary in medieval cookbooks.



Syzygium aromaticum
Syzygium aromaticum

Cloves
(Syzygium aromaticum)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Cloves in medieval cookbooks.



Symphytum officinale
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Comfrey
(Symphytum officinale)

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Comfrey in medieval cookbooks.



Coriander
Coriander

Coriandrum sativum
Coriandrum sativum

Coriander
(Coriandrum sativum)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Coriander in medieval cookbooks.



Tanacetum balsamita
Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita)

Costmary
(Tanacetum balsamita)
Also known as: Alecost

Available from:
(no sources known)


Search: Find recipes that reference Costmary in medieval cookbooks.



Cubebs
Cubebs

Piper cubeba
Piper cubeba

Cubebs
(Piper cubeba)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Notes:
Another spice, known as Ashanti pepper (Piper guineese or Piper clusii) is often confused for cubebs. Ashanti pepper does not have the same flavor as Cubebs, and is no better than black pepper as a substitute.


Search: Find recipes that reference Cubebs in medieval cookbooks.



Cuminum cyminum
Cuminum cyminum

Cumin
(Cuminum cyminum)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Cumin in medieval cookbooks.



Origanum dictamnus
Dittany (Origanum dictamnus)

Dittany
(Origanum dictamnus)

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US) - see notes


Notes:
The product being sold by Dragonmarsh is identified as Dittany of Crete (Dictamnus dasycarpus).


Search: Find recipes that reference Dittany in medieval cookbooks.



Alpinia officinarum
Alpinia officinarum

Galingale
(Alpinia officinarum)
Also known as: Lesser Galingale / galangal, Laos

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US) - see notes
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US) - see notes
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada) - see notes
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Notes:
Lhasa Karnak identifies their Galingale as being Alpinia galanga, which is Greater Galingale. This may be a typographical error, or they may actually be selling what they state. While Greater and Lesser Galingale are related, Greater Galingale has an inferior flavor and is rarely (if ever) used in cooking.

Mountain Rose Herbs identifies their Galingale as being Alpinia galanga, which is Greater Galingale. This may be a typographical error, or they may actually be selling what they state. While Greater and Lesser Galingale are related, Greater Galingale has an inferior flavor and is rarely (if ever) used in cooking.

Herbie's Herbs identifies their Galingale as being Alpinia galanga, which is Greater Galingale. This may be a typographical error, or they may actually be selling what they state. While Greater and Lesser Galingale are related, Greater Galingale has an inferior flavor and is rarely (if ever) used in cooking.


Search: Find recipes that reference Galingale in medieval cookbooks.



Ginger
Dried Ginger

Zingiber officinale
Zingiber officinale

Ginger
(Zingiber officinale)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Ginger in medieval cookbooks.



Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise

Aframomum melegueta
Aframomum melegueta

Grains of Paradise
(Aframomum melegueta)
Also known as: Guinea pepper / Melegueta pepper, Maniguette

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Grains of Paradise in medieval cookbooks.



Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Hyssop
(Hyssopus officinalis)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Hyssop in medieval cookbooks.



Picris echioides
Lang de Boeuf (Picris echioides)

Lang de Boeuf
(Picris echioides)
Also known as: Ox-tongue

Available from:
(no sources known)


Search: Find recipes that reference Ox-tongue in medieval cookbooks.



Piper longum
Piper longum

Long Pepper
(Piper longum)

Available from:
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Long Pepper in medieval cookbooks.



Mace
whole mace

Myristica fragrans
Myristica fragrans

Mace
(Myristica fragrans)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Mace in medieval cookbooks.



Althaea officinalis
Mallow (Althaea officinalis)

Mallow
(Althaea officinalis)
Also known as: Marshmallow

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Mallow in medieval cookbooks.



Marjoram
(Origanum majorana)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Marjoram in medieval cookbooks.



Mentha spicata
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Mint
(genus Mentha)

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Mint in medieval cookbooks.



Mustard
(genus Brassica)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Mustard in medieval cookbooks.



Nutmeg
whole nutmeg

Myristica fragrans
Myristica fragrans

Nutmeg
(Myristica fragrans)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Nutmeg in medieval cookbooks.



orach
Orach (Atriplex hortensis)

Orach
(Atriplex hortensis)
Also known as: Orage

Available from:
(no sources known)


Search: Find recipes that reference Orach in medieval cookbooks.



Rumex alpinus
Patience (Rumex alpinus)

Patience
(Rumex alpinus)
Also known as: Monk's Rhubarb / Passion's Dock

Available from:
(no sources known)


Search: Find recipes that reference Patience in medieval cookbooks.



Anacyclus pyrethrum
Pellitory (Anacyclus pyrethrum)

Pellitory
(Anacyclus pyrethrum)
Also known as: Spanish Chamomile / Mount Atlas daisy

Available from:
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)


Search: Find recipes that reference Pellitory in medieval cookbooks.



Piper nigrum
Piper nigrum

Pepper
(Piper nigrum)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Pepper in medieval cookbooks.



Portulaca oleracea
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Purslane
(Portulaca oleracea)
Also known as: Pigweed

Available from:
Herbie's Herbs (Canada)


Search: Find recipes that reference Purslane in medieval cookbooks.



Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary
(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Rosemary in medieval cookbooks.



Ruta graveolens
Rue (Ruta graveolens)

Rue
(Ruta graveolens)

Available from:
Dragonmarsh (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)


Search: Find recipes that reference Rue in medieval cookbooks.



Ruta graveolens
Saffron

Crocus sativus
Crocus sativus

Saffron
(Crocus sativus)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


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Salvia officinalis
Salvia officinalis

Sage
(Salvia officinalis)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


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Salt

Available from:
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
The Great American Spice Company (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Pure Spice (US)
The Spice House (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Aromatiques Tropicales (France)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


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Pterocarpus santalinus
Pterocarpus santalinus

Saunders
(Pterocarpus santalinus)
Also known as: Red Sandalwood

Available from:
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US) - see notes
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

Spiceworld (UK) - sold as sandalwood chips



Notes:
Lhasa Karnak sells both Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus) and Yellow Sandalwood (Santalum album). Yellow Sandalwood is not safe for human consumption, so make sure you are ordering Red Sandalwood.


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Satureja hortensis
Savory (Satureja hortensis)

Savory
(Satureja hortensis)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op (US)
GourmetStore.com (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
Pure Spice (US)
Silver Cloud Estates (US)
The Spice House (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)
Vann's Spices (US)
Whole Spice (US)
World Spice Merchants (US)

Herbie's Spices (Australia)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)
Silk Road Spices (Canada)

Gewürzkontor Condimento (Germany)

Seasoned Pioneers (UK)
The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)
Steenbergs Organic (UK)


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Artemisia abrotanum
Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum)

Southernwood
(Artemisia abrotanum)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

Spiceworld (UK)


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Nardostachys grandiflora
Spikenard (Nardostachys grandiflora)

Spikenard
(Nardostachys grandiflora)

Dragonmarsh (US) - see notes
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US) - see notes
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)


Notes:
Both Dragonmarsh and Lhasa Karnak are selling American Spikenard (Aralia racemosa), which is a new-world plant.


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Tanacetum vulgare
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy
(Tanacetum vulgare)

Available from:
Attar Herbs & Spices (US)
Dragonmarsh (US)
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company (US)
Monterey Bay Spice Company (US)
Mountain Rose Herbs (US)
The Pepperer's Guild (US)
Stony Mountain Botanicals (US)
TakeHerb.com (US)

Herbie's Herbs (Canada)

The Spice Shop (UK)
Spiceworld (UK)


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Turnsole
(Heliotropium ?)

Available from:
(no sources known)


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