Just had to let you know that National HERB Week is the first week of May.
"A(n) herb is a plant that is valued for qualities such as medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like.
The green, leafy part of the plant is often used, but herbal medicine makes use of the roots, flowers, seeds, root bark, inner bark (cambium), berries and sometimes the pericarp or other portions."
As per the International Herb Association, the 2013 HERB of the YEAR is the Elderberry.
Elton John released a song in 1973 called Elderberry Wine. (Lyrics: Bernie Taupin; music Elton John)
The Rolling Stones released a song in 1974 called "Till the Next Goodbye" on the "It's Only Rock 'n Roll" album which features the line, "You give me a cure-all from New Orleans/Now that's a recipe I sure do need./Some cider vinegar and some elderberry wine/could cure all your ills but it can't kill mine."
Happy HERB Week, Everyone.