Herbal Garden

Organic herbs and spices add enormous value to your favorite dishes, and several of the offer super medicinal qualities. Some organic herbs are used in making teas, while others are used in making suitable concoctions. These organic herbs can be cultivated in a cost effective way in your home gardens.

Organic Herbs have a variety of uses which includ culinary, medicinal and in many cases spiritual usages.The general usage is more between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. For medicinal uses parts of the plant might be considered which includes leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, resins, bark, fruits or other portions of the plant.

Organic Culinary herbs

Culinary use of the term “herb” does not necessarily mean leafy green parts of a plant (either fresh or dried), but they are generally spices, from other parts of the plant (usually dried) like seeds, berries, bark, root and fruit. Culinary herbs unlike vegetables are used in small amounts and provide flavor rather than and substantial value to food.
Many culinary herbs are found throughout the year such as thyme or lavender, while others are seasonal such as parsley or annuals like basil. Some plants are used as both an herbs and a spices, such as dill weed and dill seed or coriander leaves, dried ginger and seeds. Also, herbs from the mint family that are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

Organic Medicinal herbs

Herbs have medicinal property due to the reson that they contain phytochemicals that have effects on the body.Ayurveda incorporates many uses of these herbs to cure diseases substancially.Mostly these herba are taken in small amounts, but some herbs are toxic in larger quantities. For example herbs like Shilajit, actually help lower blood glucose levels which is especially important for those suffering from diabetes.
Also there are herbs that are used not only for culinary and medicinal purposes, but also for psychoactive and/or recreational purposes; for example cannabis.

Organic Sacred herbs

Herbs are used in many faiths , cultures and religions. For example,holy basil or tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) in Hinduism, myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) and frankincense (Boswellia spp) in Christianity, the Nine Herbs Charm in Anglo-Saxon paganism, the neem tree (Azadirachta indica) by the Tamils, , and many Rastafarians consider cannabis (Cannabis sp) to be a holy plant. Siberian Shamans also used herbs for spiritual purposes. Plants may be used to induce spiritual experiences for rites of passage, such as vision quests in some Native American cultures. The Cherokee Native Americans use white sage and cedar[which?] for spiritual cleansing and smudging.

Some of the Common Indian herbs are listed below.

Benefits of some common herbs
  • Wheat grass
  • Lemon grass
  • Aloe Vera
  • Amla
  • Tulsi
  • Neem
  • Barley
  • Isabgol
  • Ginger
  • Honey
Other European counter parts include.
  • Organic Cedarwood Atlas
  • Organic Cinnamon Leaf
  • Organic Citronella
  • Organic Eucalyptus
  • Organic Lavender
  • Organic Lemon
  • Organic Lemongrass
  • Organic Peppermint
  • Organic Rosemary
  • Organic Star Anise
  • Organic Tea Tree
  • Organic Thyme
  • Organic Wintergreen

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