Holy Herbs : Modern Connections to Ancient Plants by Sudhir AhluwaliaWith the growing trend towards ‘organic’ products and ‘coming back to nature’ worldwide, the rising interest in herbs and herbal remedies, in culinary use, health products, medicine, cosmetics and religious rituals is not surprising. A wide audience shares the fascination for Mother Earth’s generous bounty.
Herbs have a long history and find a mention in ancient texts. Do herbal products have relevance in modern medicine, such as in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and so on?
This book explores the historical, cultural, religious and scientific connection between the East and the West. With the author’s exposure to forestry training and research and knowledge drawn from the Bible, perhaps one of the biggest references for herbs, Holy Herbs stands at the right spot for tracing a global history of herbs from ancient to modern times.
Top 14 Herbs of the Bible that Heal & Nourish
People have been using herbs for thousands of years for their culinary and medicinal benefits. I want to tell you about some of the most popular herbs of the Bible and what they were traditionally used for as well as how they are still used to this day. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. John The aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years.
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;. Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so. He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
Gardens» Kinds of, mentioned in scripture» Herbs . Does he not level its surface And sow dill and scatter cummin And plant wheat in rows, .. of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn.
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King James Version (KJV)
Here in this vividly poetic excerpt from the Songs of Solomon a love story between Jesus, the God of Israel, and his chosen nation of priests — the Israelites we get an idea of the wide variety of fruits and herbs that were sought after and valuable:. A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,. Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:. A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon. People have been using herbs for thousands of years because of their culinary and medicinal benefits.