Racoon Posted December 19, 2005 Report Share Posted December 19, 2005 Herbs are wonderful gifts from our creator/evolutionary process!!! :) I have some first hand knowledge because that is what I like to garden.I have many varieties that I have been growing for several/many years. (my personal favorite smell being Lemon Verbena; mmmm.., simply divine!) As I am studying and growing said 'blessings', and have been asked many times about 'what' does 'what', I will begin a new thread. I am not claiming to be an expert mind you, but rather 'inquisitive' to the beauty, usefulness, and medicinal properties. :cup: This thread Will be a review of Herbs and their relation to medicine; with anecdotes from personal growing and usage. I recommend you subscribe. Of course, I will NOT 'prescribe' herbs, or herbal supplements to anyone; but rather share my insight and perhaps make some recommendations. I am sure that many Hypographites, being the intelligent people you are, have your own insight and experiences with herbs already. Your additional information should be added freely, but intelligently for the benefit of us all. My reason for starting this thread is twofold. 1) I love plants and admire their beauty. :D 2) I am TIRED of our Western medicine moving away from natural remedies to push their Pharmaceuticals!! :D So first lets 'Define' an Herb. Herbs are usually refered to be any plant valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. Of the 380,000 plants we HAVE identified, 260,000 are classified as 'higher plants'; meaning they contain chlorophyll and perform a great deed called 'photosynthesis'. All members of the higher plant groups have the 'potential' to offer us benefits. Perhaps only 10% have actually been studied for medicinal benefits. Stay posted as I will continue this thread!!! :D Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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