Herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or fragrances for their savory or aromatic properties.
As far back as 5000 BCE, herbs were used for medicine.
Modern pharmaceuticals had their origins in crude herbal medicines, and to this day, some drugs are still extracted as fractionate/isolate compounds from raw herbs and then purified to meet pharmaceutical standards.
Ounce for ounce, herbs and spices have more antioxidants than any other food group.
We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in herbs. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine.
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