The fields and lanes of Borgo Pignano are edged with wild herbs and we also cultivate our own aromatic herbs. These herbs are versatile and we use them in several ways. They provide ingredients for many of our dishes and are also used for teas and in drinks and cocktails. Many believe that these types of herbs have medicinal properties for allieviating various disorders. The herbs also make their way into our soaps, perfumes and cosmetics. The natural colors that can be extracted from these herbs once added to water make delicate paints that we use for watercolors and for printing on textiles for scarves and other garments.