Sweet Cicely ( photo) is just one of the shade tolerant herbs. Others are Pennyroyal, violets, Sweet Woodruff, Corsican mint, Blue Cohosh, Black Hellebore, Chervil, Valerian and Lemon Balm.
Window box herbs include the following: Marjoram, nasturtium (photo), bush basil, chives, corn salad, catmint, scented geraniums, hyssop, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary, savory, violet, French tarragon.
Most people can find a place on a window sill for a pot or two of herbs. Consider some of these: dwarf green basil, dark opal basil (photo below), chives, ginger, chervil, oregano, summer savory, parsley, rosemary, sweet marjoram, sage and thyme.
We all know that some flowers are pretty enough to eat and in fact that is exactly what you can do with these: beebalm, borage (photo below), calendula, chives, clovepinks, lavender, mints, nasturtium and sweet violets.
And finally, here are some herbs that do well in rich soil (if you are fortunate enough to have some). Plant basil, chives, costmary (photo below), ginger, scented geraniums, and sweet woodruff.