Have you ever stopped to wonder what was the difference between herbs and spices? The Supreme Spice Blog provides a definative answer:
“A simple answer to this question would be that the leaf of a plant which is used in cooking is referred to as a Herb and any other part of the plant that is used to flavor food is termed as a Spice. For example – Cloves (bud), ginger & turmeric (roots), fennel, cumin, coriander (seeds), cinnamon (bark), peppercorns (berries) [would all be conidered spices].
Herbs are used fresh and spices are generally in dried form.”