Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases spiritual usage. General usage of the term “herb” differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. In medicinal or spiritual use any of the parts of the plant might be considered “herbs”, including leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, resin, root bark, inner bark (and cambium), berries and sometimes the pericarp or other portions of the plant.

Below are some sample of medicinal herbs:

The king of herbs, basil herb is one of the oldest and popular herbal plants rich in much notable health benefiting phyto-nutrients.

Chives are loaded with health benefits. Discover the nutritional information of chives and why they are a healthy food choice. Eat this herb and stimulate your appetite, lower the inflammation in your body and improve your respiratory system.

Cilantro, also known as Chinese parsley, is the leaf of the coriander plant. The spice coriander is the seed. The names cilantro and coriander are sometimes interchanged.

Oregano is a wonderful perennial culinary as well as medicinal herb. It has long been recognized as one of the “functional foods” for its nutritional, anti-oxidants and disease preventing properties.

Parsley is an herb which had originated in the Mediterranean region of south Italy, Algeria and Tunisia. This herb is known scientifically as Petroselinum hortenseand Petroselinum crispum and it belongs to the family of Apiaceae.

Rosemary as an herbal treatment is currently used for headache, indigestion & depression. However, it also has many other uses as outlined below.

Sage is native to the Mediterranean region and was used in ancient times for warding off evil. Sage has antioxidant properties and contains several different acids and oils that aid in specific conditions.

Spearmint (mint family) has a long history as popular medicines. For thousands of years, people have taken them to relieve flatulence, soothe lung ailments, and encourage menstruation and urination.

Tarragon herb or dragon wort is a very popular culinary herb used as flavoring agent, especially in the Mediterranean cuisines.

Thyme herb is packed with numerous health benefiting phyto-nutrients (plant derived compounds), minerals and vitamins that are essential for wellness.