Kitchen, wild herbs & grasses

Kitchen, wild herbs and grasses

The overview of culinary and wild herbs and grasses is of course not complete. More unusual or rather unknown herbs have been omitted. It doesn’t necessarily make sense to feed everything just because it is theoretically possible.

Suitable herbs & grasses

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also in larger quantities/ only small quantities


Blätter: [B] / Blüten: [Bl] / Früchte: [Fr] / Knospen:[Kn] / Samen: [Sa] / Stiele: [St] / Wurzeln: [W]

Herbs with essential oils

Herbs with a high content of essential oils (many kitchen herbs!) must be fed only in moderation and in any case not daily (maximum 1-2 times a week).

Kitchen and wild herbs to meet nutritional needs

Vitamin A: dandelion (1.7mg/100g) / ribwort / parsley (0.9mg/100g)
Vitamin C: ribwort / white goosefoot (236mg/100g
Calcium: white goosefoot (310mg/100g) / oregano (310mg) / basil (250mg/100g)
Silicic acid: ribwort / bird’s knotweed

Nutrient content

Kitchen herbs

Wild and medicinal herbs


  • May only be used in small quantities as a medicinal plant
  • Plants are harmful to health in larger quantities
  • Plants are nontoxic
  • Plants are recommended food plants
  • H.-J. Kühne: “Die Ernährung der Papageien und Sittiche” (Arndt-Verlag)
  • B. Oftring & P. Wolf: “Vogelfutterpflanzen aus Natur und Garten” (Arndt-Verlag)
  • A. Wilbrand: “Futterpflanzen für Vögel (Oertel+Spörer)