Basic Herb Garden Plants
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Herbs In History
Herbs have been used by humans since pre-historic
times when it was noticed how animals changed their eating habits
when something went wrong.
Herb Plants have been used for culinary purposes,
as healing agents and also as spiritual support.
The Sumarians show records of having used
medicinal plants over 5000 years ago and the Egyptians (1000 years
ago!)certainly used garlic, opium, mint, indigo and others.
Chinese medicinal books were made as early as 2700
BC during the Han dynasty, and the Greeks and Romans certainly made
extensive use of plants for medicinal purposes.
Today, we see many examples of modern medicines
that have a base in a lot of remedies: quinine, opium and aspirin for
example...actually it's estimated that around 7000 compounds used in
modern medicine come from plants!
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