Common Medicinal Herbs
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Growing Your Own Herbs - A Worthwhile Alternative
For centuries, common medicinal herbs have been part of many cultures for healing and treating ailments from rheumatism to heart treatments. We know that plants used for medicine have played their role in Chinese, Indian and Ayurvedic medicine. Throughout the ages in many a home, you would find common medicinal herbs, like chamomile, used as an anxiolytic, or relaxant. Or echinacea, used as a preventative to colds and flu. Every cupboard would have a jar of honey often flavoured with herbs and as an aid for sore throats. The holders of the knowledge of herbs have been respected and feared in equal measures from witches to revered holy men.
Going In A Circle
Technology moved us away from the common medicinal herbs – for a time but now we seem to be circling back round to them becoming once again, a necessary part of healthy living As science improved our knowledge of bacteria and viruses, chemical alternatives became the go-to, even though many started life from the analysis of many common medicinal herbs. Bayer in 1899, synthesised morphine from Salix alba. Later drugs, like cocaine, codeine, digitoxin and quinine evolved from plant derivatives. Currently, there is considerable interest in exploring what more nature can offer medical science.
Is It Easy To Grow Your Own Herbs?
Yes it is. If you have a garden, a backyard, a balcony or a window sill you can start growing your own herbs; it is not a complicated process. Today you can buy many herbs ready to put plant from your local supermarket or garden centre. You can also ask friends or family for cuttings that they may have. Have a look at our blog for more information on the best plants used for medicine that you can grow, their usage and how to cultivate them, plus all the latest news from health and herbs.