Herbs Used in Greek Cooking

Freshly cut dill, chives and flat leaf parsley
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This list includes herbs commonly used in Greek cooking. Follow linked herb names to more detailed descriptions and information.

This list does not include herbs used to make the many delicious and reportedly therapeutic Greek herbal teas, which can be found under Greek Teas.

Note on pronunciations:

  • Accented syllables are shown in capital letters.
  • The "hard th" is the th sound in the word "the." The "soft th" is the th sound in the word "thanks."

    Name: Arugula (Rocket)
    Greek Name: Roka
    Pronounced: ROE-kah
    Name in Greek: ρόκα

    Name: Basil
    Greek Name: Vasilikos
    Pronounced: vah-see-lee-KOHS (rhymes with "dose")
    Name in Greek: βασιλικός

    Name: Bay Leaf
    Greek Name: Daphni
    Pronounced: THAHF-nee (hard th)
    Name in Greek: δάφνη

    Name: Dill
    Greek Name: Anithos
    Pronounced: AH-nee-thohs (soft th, end rhymes with "dose")
    [bName in Greek: άνηθος

    Name: Fennel (leaves)
    Greek Name: Maratho
    Pronounced: MAH-rah-thoh (soft th sound)
    Name in Greek: μάραθο

    Name: Marjoram
    Greek Name: Mantzourana
    Pronounced: mahn-dzoo-RAH-nah
    Name in Greek: μαντζουράνα

    Name: Mint (Spearmint)
    Greek Name: Dyosmos
    Pronounced: thee-OHZ-mohs (hard th, end rhymes with "dose")
    Name in Greek: δυόσμος

    Name: Oregano (Greek)
    Greek Name: Rigani
    Pronounced: REE-gah-nee
    Name in Greek: ρίγανη

    Name: Parsley
    Greek Name: Maïdanos
    Pronounced: mah-ee-dah-NOHS (rhymes with "dose")
    Name in Greek: μαϊντανός

    Name: Purslane
    Greek Name: Glistritha
    Pronounced: ghlee-STREE-thath (hard th)
    Name in Greek: γλιστρίδα

    • also known as antrakla, αντράκλα, say: ahn-DRAK-lah

    Name: Rosemary
    Greek Name: Thentrolivano
    Pronounced: then-droh-LEE-vah-no (hard th)
    Name in Greek: δεντρολίβανο

    Name: Sage
    Greek Name: Faskomilo
    Pronounced: fahs-KOH-mee-lo
    Name in Greek: φασκόμηλο

    Name: Savory
    Greek Name: Throubi
    Pronounced: throo-BEE (soft th)
    Name in Greek: θρουμπί

    Name: Tarragon
    Greek name: Estragon
    Pronounced: es-trah-GON
    Name in Greek: εστραγκόν

    Name: Thyme
    Greek Name: Thymari
    Pronounced: thee-MAH-ree (soft th)
    Name in Greek: θυμάρι

    Name: Wild Celery/Italian Cutting Celery
    Greek Name: Selino
    Pronounced: SEH-lee-noh
    Name in Greek: σέλινο