Word Study: Herb
I chose the word herb in Genesis 1: 29-30
29 And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so.
List of just a few common herbs ~
- Catnip: When taken as a tea, catnip can help ease a chronic cough or help you fall asleep.
- Chamomile: A soothing, relaxing herb, chamomile is a great anti-anxiety treatment when taken in a tea.
- Dill: A digestive tonic to help soothe indigestion.
- Echinacea: This gorgeous purple flower is a well-known immune booster that is commonly taken when sick. Coupled with other herbs, such as goldenseal, echinacea is an amazing immune fighter.
- Feverfew: This pretty little flower can help to calm migraine headaches and calms feverish chills.
- Garlic: A wonderful antibacterial that is great for treating colds and bacterial infections. Boosts immunity and helps clear out toxins.
- Ginger: This spicy little root can help ease all sorts of digestive problems, such as nausea and indigestion. Taking it in a tea or adding a little to your food every day helps regulate the overall function of the digestive track.
- Peppermint: Mint has many uses, such as in aromatherapy where it is used to help ease depression and in classical internal medicine where it is used to treat all sorts of digestive problems. Try taking peppermint tea if you are sleepy or experiencing indigestion.
- Valerian: Another great herb for helping get to sleep, Valerian can relax anxiety and help you fall asleep. Commonly doubled up with California poppy for making for a powerful, yet gentle sleep help.
- Yarrow: Good for healing colds, cramping, inflammation, and literally everything!
- Dandelion: This common weed is a great digestive tonic. It helps stimulate the kidneys.
- Lavender: This purple sweet smelling flower is a great healing source, especially in an oil form.
- Oregano: Sickness, germ fighter.
- Aloe Vera: Good soother for burns.
- Arnica: Arnica works miracles on raising blood pressure, bruises, joints, muscles, arthritis, burns, ulcers, eczema, and acne.
- Comfrey: Aids in healing respiratory ailments, arthritis, fractures, mucous membranes, lungs and wounds.
- Rose Hips: Used to fight infection & curb stress. It is the highest herb in Vitamin C content and contains the entire C-Complex
- Goldenseal: Helps cure impotence; relieves inflammation, an excellent blood purifier; aids rheumatism, heartburn, hormones, gout, fever ad mucous buildup; also used to promote perspiration.
- Ginseng: Energy, diabetes, radiation protection, colds, and chest problems. Ginseng promotes lung function, enhances the immune system, stimulates the appetite, and normalizes blood pressure. It also stimulates the activity of RNA & DNA in your cells, thus helping retard the aging process.
- Licorice Root: Licorice contains many health benefits. The Egyptians and the Greeks recognized the herb’s benefits in treating coughs and lung disease. Used in treatment of the spleen, liver, kidney, coughs, hoarseness, sore throat, and bronchitis.
- Kava Kava: It’s a safe non-addictive anti-anxiety medicine. It has been shown to improve concentration, memory, and reaction time for people suffering from anxiety. Kava has been clinically demonstrated as a means of achieving a state of relaxation without the adverse side effects.
- Sarsaparilla: Helps cure impotence; relieves inflammation, an excellent blood purifier, aids rheumatism, heartburn, hormones, gout, fever ad mucous buildup; also used to promote perspiration.
- Yucca Root: Yucca root is a therapeutic anti-inflammatory with the ability to break up inorganic mineral obstructions and deposits. Its primary uses are in pain relieving combinations for arthritic and joint pain, and sediment caused by inflammation such as gout, rheumatism, and cystitis.