Herbs in American Fields: A Horticultural Perspective of Herb and Medicinal Plant Production in the United States

@article{Craker2003HerbsIA,
  title={Herbs in American Fields: A Horticultural Perspective of Herb and Medicinal Plant Production in the United States},
  author={Lyle E. Craker and Zo{\"e} E Gardner and Selma C. Etter},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={38}
}
Herbs, plants that represent a broad group of aromatic and medicinal species, are relatively minor horticultural crops in the U.S. compared with other garden and field species. Yet, human societies have developed an intimate relationship with herbs, making these plants more important than mere acreage or crop production reports would indicate. Anyone doubting the significance of these plants need only to think of an apple pie without cinnamon, a pizza without oregano, a headache without aspirin… 

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