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Herbs and Spices

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Herbs and spices have been cultivated in gardens for thousands of years by people seeking their many beneficial properties. These versatile plants are a great addition to any gardeners' collection.

Medicinal herbs are a particularly popular application of natural herbs, but herbs can also make great ornamental plants. Herbs also tend to be small in size, making these plants great for indoor herb gardens and other places where planting and growing space is at a premium.

The value of medicinal plants, herbs and spices as herbal remedies is being lost due to lack of awareness, and deforestation. The result is many valuable medicinal herbs are becoming rare and precious information is lost. Less pollution we make, more ecological balance we maintain, will add to happiness of humankind. Preserve the knowledge of medicinal plants, herbs, spices and herbal remedies, which humankind has received from the past generations, for posterity.

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History of herbal remedies is very old. Since old times before modern medicine, people became ill and suffered from various ailments. In absent of modern medicinal remedies people relied on herbal remedies derived from herbs and spices. There are many medicinal herbs and spices, which find place in day-to-day uses, many of these, are used as herbal remedies. Many cooked foods contain spices. Some minor ailments like common cold, cough, etc. may be cured by herbal remedies with use of medicinal properties of spices.

Herbal remedies can be taken in many forms. Infusions are steeping herbs or spices, with parts like leaves and flowers with boiling water for some time. Filtered or unfiltered use this water extracts of spices as herbal remedies. Decoction is boiling roots, bark and hard parts of herbs and spices with water for along time. Infusion and decoction both are known as herbal teas. Some times essential oil of herbs and spices are also used as herbal remedies. Action of herbal remedies may vary from human to human and care should be observed in using it. Always inform your healthcare professional while taking any of the herbal remedies or consuming large quantity of medicinal herbs or spices as medicinal product.

Historically, herbs and spices have been used for adding flavors and tastes to foods. They provide unique flavors and/or enhancing tastes to human diets. However, their uses may be beyond adding flavors and/or tastes to foods, because most herbs and spices used in culinary purposes have a long list of potential biological effects on human health. In fact, herbs and spices are prepared from the plants, whose traditional uses are back to old medicinal remedies for preventing and/or treating human disease for many years.

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Numerous studies also indicate that phytochemicals in herbs and spices may be accountable for their health effects. Truly, phytochemicals isolated from plants have been a great resource for discovering a large proportion of commercially available medications for the treatment of a wide range of human diseases such as pulmonary diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and cancers. As indicated, in the old time, herbs and spices might play curative roles of medicines at a large scale. However, as modern medicines continue to progress, the old roles of herbs and spices concede to simply adding flavors and tastes to foods.

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Nonetheless, herbs and spices are still used in many ways. Therefore, they would be natural, effective and fascinating means able to provide reasonable solutions to modern health crises, if their beneficial health effects on human diseases can be accomplished through daily diets. In deed, herbs and spices have potentials in providing beneficial effects on human health through their life-long exposure to preventive and therapeutic phytochemicals, in contrast to medicines that provide therapeutic treatment in a short-term basis.


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