Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Let’s Talk About Herbs And Their Uses.

There is a great tradition in different customs around the world to use herbs, for their taste in cooking and their healing properties for the mind and body. The monks and nuns in nearly England were amongst the first people in the West to study about herbs. They experimented with the herbals in their gardens and soon became experts in providing the proper treatment.It's important when learning about the usage of herbs for medicinal purposes, to decide the correct dosage and to make sure of the cleanliness of the herb. Many people who don't know about herbs think that they are completely safe because they grow naturally. It’s not true, as herbs can have side effects just as much as medicine can if not managed properly.If you are not sure about herbs, try to find out and go to an experienced herbal practitioner. This is mostly important if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or receiving treatment by medicine. Taking both an herbal treatment and a medicine can double up the components and overflow the body too much.The use of herbs and their effects are well known. Many medical experts from conventional backgrounds are starting to give herbal medicine more respect as they study more about herbs. The Chinese have already had herbal medicine as part of their daily treatment for a very long time. Different sicknesses have their own treatment solutions because many herbs duplicate from each other.Aloe Vera is a multi purpose herb, treating many sickness including arthritis, spots, growth, and allergic reactions. Lavender can also help with arthritis. Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) is another herb that is used for a variety of patients, treating infections, stomach pain and pulmonary infections. St. John's Wort (one of the most dangerous herbs in wrong doses) has been tested in medical tests for the treatment of mild to moderate levels of sadness. Results showed that the herb performed well than a placebo.A lot of people suffer from acute sleeplessness but don't want to take sleeping medicine. In studies about herbs, it's been found that Valerian root is a good option and doesn't cause sleepiness in the morning. General tiredness can be helped by periwinkle or dandelion. Periwinkle can also ease the symptoms of the menopause, as can fennel.Many gardeners get a lot of happiness from growing an herb garden, providing wonderful smell and taste for the pot. A stock of mint, basil, oregano, wise thyme and parsley will give you the basic supply needed for most dishes. Add some rosemary and chives and you're well set up. You'll have fun when learning all about herbs and their uses in the kitchen whether you follow advice in cooking books or do some experimenting of your own.
By: James L. Paleta -

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