Chia seed grows into an herb which is native to Mexico but can also been grown in South Africa and Australia. It is known in these areas as Salvia hispanica. People love this wonderful seed as it not only is used as a culinary herb but it has medicinal purposes as well. The Chia seed provides protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. This is a very hardy plant and thrives in low moisture areas. It is best to plant the seeds away from plants that require plenty of water, such as grass. Chia seeds are the critical first component to every Chia Herb Garden.