List of French Herbs and Spices

French cuisine uses variety of spices, many of which are grown across the Europe, while others were imported from similar climates.

English NameFrançais
Transliteration in English
Anise, AnethL’anis étoilé, La badiane
Lah-nee ay-twah-lay, Lah bah-dee-ane
Basil
Le basilicLeh bah-zee-leek
Bay leave
La feuille de laurierLah foohy duh loh-ree-ay
Caraway
Le carviLeh car-vee
Cardamom
La cardamomeLah car-da-mum
Cayenne pepper
Le poivre de Cayenne Leh pwavr deh kay-ene
Celery salt
Le sel de céleriLeh sell deh sell-ree
ChervilLe cerfeuil
Leh ser-fuyl
ChiveLa ciboulette
Lah see-boo-leht
Cilantro
La coriandreLah ko-ree-an-dr
Cinnamon
La cannelleLah ka-nel
CloveLe clou de girofleLeh clue deh jee-rowfl
Coriander
La coriandre Lah ko-ree-an-dr
Cumin
Le cuminLeh koo-mihn
Dill
L’anethLah-neht
Fennel
Le fenouil Leh feh-nooyl
Garlic
L’ailLie
Garlic clove
La gousse d’ailLah goose dye
Garlic powder, Salt
L’ail semouleLeyh seh-mool
Ginger
Le gingembre Leh jeehn-jahm-br
Herbs
Les herbsLeyz airb
Herbs de provence
Les herbs de provenceLeyz airb deh pro-vahnce
Juniper berryLe genièvre
Leh jeh-neeay-vre
Lavender
La lavandeLah la-vahn
Lemon balm
La mélisse, La citronnelleLah may-lees, Lah see-troh-nell
Lime
Le tilleulLeh tee-yool
Mace
La fleur de muscadeLah flewr deh moos-cad
Marjoram, SweetLa marjolaine
Lah mar-joe-layn
Mint
La mentheLah mahnt
Mustard
La moutardeLah moo-tar
Nutmeg
La noix de muscadeLah nwah deh moos-cade
Oregano
L’origanLoh-ree-gahn
Paprika
Le paprikaLeh pa-pree-ka
Pepper
Le poivreLeh pwavr
Parsley
Le parsilLeh par-seel
Pimento
Le piment Leh pee-mahn
Poppy seeds
Les grains de pavotLay grahn deh pah-voh
Rock salt
Le gros selLeh grow sell
Rosemary
Le romarin Leh row-ma-rihn
Saffron
Le safranLeh sah-frahn
Sage
La sauge Lah sowj
Salt
Le sel Leh sell
Sesame seed
Le sésameLeh say-saam
Sorrel
L’oseilleLoh-say-ya
Summer savoryLa sarriette
Lah sah-reet
Tarragon
L’estragonLehs-tra-gohn
Thyme
Le thymLeh teehm
Thyme, wild
Le serpoletLeh sir-poh-lay
Turmeric
Le curcumaLeh koor-koo-ma
Vervain
La verveineLah verh-vayn
WatercressLe cresson
Lah creh-sohn