The Lotus, a plant and medicine
Turmeric, a spice and medicinal plant
Ginger, a spice and a tea
Brahmi, Bacopa, an Ayurvedic herb
Adaptogenic herbs defined
Medicinal plants defined
And from Lifestyle is an article on three brands of turmeric tea.
Herbs and Spices as Food and Medicine, an article by Lotus Lady and Verse.
Reviews of books on herbs, spices, teas found on this blog.
Herbalism gives us reason to believe in herbs as healing substances.
Leading dual lives, herbs and spices are those plant foods we use both in the kitchen to flavor our edible creations and for medicines that help attain better health and healing. We can do both easily because we have an encyclopedic knowledge base at our fingertips. Oral traditions and books written about herbs and spices have been handed down to us over the past 5,000 to 10,000 years or more. In other words as long as a formal tradition of herbalism has existed. Until recently, herbalism relied on empirical evidence of an herb’s value as a medicine. Herbs and spices eaten as food and prepared as medicines across all cultures and for hundreds if not thousands of years can be just as important proof of the benefits for everyday human existence and spiritual connections as modern kinds of tests and studies.
Reviews of books on herbs, spices, teas.
Blog posts on Herbal Handbooks
Specific topics on herbs:
David Hoffman’s An Herbal Guide to Stress Relief
Charles Kane’s Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest
Rudolph Fritz Weiss’s Herbal Medicine