Herbs are for the most part a gathering of plants with exquisite or sweet-smelling properties that are utilized for enhancing and embellishing food, for restorative purposes, or for scents (barring vegetables and other plants consumed for macronutrients). Culinary use commonly recognizes spices from flavors. Spices are typically made from dried plant parts such as seeds, bark, roots, and fruits, whereas herbs typically refer to the leafy, green, or flowering parts of a plant.
Herbs are used for culinary, medicinal, aromatic, and sometimes spiritual purposes. The general meaning of the term "herb" varies between medicinal and culinary herbs; Any part of the plant that is used medicinally or spiritually could be referred to as a "herb," including the leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, root bark, inner bark (and cambium), resin, and pericarp.