Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine refers to the use of plant seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes. It is the oldest and most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is used in all societies and is common to all cultures.
by Gaye Levy
For many, the time has come to plan our summer gardens. Given the overwhelming interest in recent articles about essential oils, I decided to revisit the topic of an herbal healing garden. My interest is a bit self-serving in that I am in the process of rethinking my own garden and while I grow an abundance of rosemary, lavender and peppermint, this year will be an ideal time to replace some tired shrubs with plants that will work for me. Healing herbs will fit the bill quote nicely.
Herbs have been used for centuries to sooth and to heal. According to Wikipedia:
Herbs have long been used as the basis of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, with usage dating as far back as the first century CE and before. Medicinal use of herbs in Western cultures has its roots in the Hippocratic (Greek) elemental healing system, based on …
Medicinal herbs have been in use for thousands of years and are renowned for their effectiveness in many diseases. These natural herbs are very effective in boosting the resistance to infections, healing the allergies, raising and renewing the body vitality. Many people have started to resort to herbal remedies for diseases and as a result, they have started growing herbs in their garden. If you also want to grow herbs in your own garden then you should follow too.
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