Herbs are the types of plants that are assigned to the green leafy plant or flowering plant, or rooted plant. These plants are present in either fresh or dried situations. These plants are used after drying several parts of the herb plants like seeds, bark, roots, leaves, flowers, or fruits. The herbs can be used in various methods and applications, which include culinary, medicinal, or religious ways.
Commonly, herbs are plants with lots of benefits fulfilled, such as pungent and sweet smell characteristics. These characteristics are used for extracting and garnishing food, for some medicinal purposes, and also, it can be used for obtaining fragrances. This is used in many religions.
During the religious era, priests and monks cultivate herbs along with vegetables. Herbs like Myrrh, frankincense, some herbs from the Anglo-Saxon mythology, Azadirachta Indica leaves, bael (Aegle marmelos), holy basil leaves (tulsi- Ocimum tenuiflorum), turmeric (Curcuma longa). These herbs are especially of medicinal uses and spiritual beliefs.
Herbs are also used in medicinal ways and added with cosmetics. The use of herbal cosmetics continued centuries ago. The herbal cosmetics are manufactured in solid portions like lipsticks, soaps, etc., or creams that are used to cure many skin problems or even cure internal problems.
List of Herbs Name:
- Aloe vera
- Withania Somnifera
- Chia seeds
- Moringa Oleifera
- Azadirachta indica
- Raspberry ketones
Agrimony is the name of the herb, which is also called Agrimonia. It has extraordinary remedial powers. This herb is mostly used for cancer medicines for curing cancer disease. The leaves of this herb are used for curing wounds and stopping bleeds.
Aloe vera is a fleshy and juicy plant species from the order Aloe. It dawns on the Arabian peninsula. Also, it grows in arid climates around the world. This herb is also produced and cultivated for agricultural as well as medicinal benefits. These herbs can also grow in pots on a small scale. The fleshy part in the Aloe vera plant consists of 99% water, and the remaining 1% is its vital minerals and nutrients.
Withania Somnifera is also called Ashwagandha, and the fruit it bears is called the winter cherry. This herb is used as an astringent in ayurvedic medicine, which improves athletic ability and some physical energy and increases the immunity of the body to resist some flu and enhance sexual capacity.
The basil is also called Tulsi, having the scientific name Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum. It is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, for obtaining oil from it, which is essential. It is also used as a herbal tea, mostly used in Ayurveda.
The beetroot, also called Beta vulgaris, is used for various beneficial purposes from ancient times. It is consumed as making juice reduces blood pressure and contributes numerous vitamins and minerals that contribute to our good health.
Broccoli is considered a superfood for those who want to gain good proteins. This herb and food are low in calories and have many nutritional punches and important antioxidants like cancer preventing and immunity-boosting ingredients. This herb is also available as a supplement food.
The cardamom is a herb used as a spice that contains seeds in a tiny pod. Big-sized cardamom is called the Amomum pods, which are dark in color. It is a well-known ingredient in Indian cooking and medicine that helps relieve digestive problems served along with garlic and onion.
Chia seeds are small edible seeds named Salvia Hispanic, which is a flowering plant. These seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. It looks oval-shaped with grey, black and white spots.
Cinnamon is a spice containing herb obtained from some tree species’ inner bark having genus Cinnamomum. It is mainly used as a flavoring additive with a wide variety of cuisines, mostly used as a spice in the Indian subcontinent.
Cloves are the fragrant flower buds of a tree from the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium automatic. They are available everywhere in different countries due to different harvest weather. It is generally used as a spice content and also a healing component.
Eucalyptus is one of the seven hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs, or mallees from Myrtaceae’s family. These have barks either smooth, fibrous, hard, or stringy leaves with oil glands. It is a natural medicine with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties used over the centuries for cosmetic and dental use, and respiratory problems.
The fenugreek herb was used as a breast enlarger years ago, which contains a diagnosis used to make estrogens. It is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop. In the Indian subcontinent, this is considered an ingredient used in dishes and also used in traditional medicines. Though it is good medicine, it is not recommended for clinical use. It is used as steroids.
Garlic is one of the species in the onion genus, Allium sativum. It is mostly used to add some flavoring content in food and medicinal purposes, known as traditional medicine. It is also known as one of the greatest health tonics as it contains Allicin, which is a natural antibiotic.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar used in a biochemical synthesis containing glycosylated proteins and lipids. It also occurred naturally in the bones, bone marrow, exoskeleton of shellfish, and fungus. It is used in the fermentation process of grains like wheat, rice, corn, etc. For curing joint pains, swellings, and stiffness caused by arthritis.
It is a flowering plant from the family Malvaceae. Also known as the rose Sharonmallow, rose of Sharon, and hardy hibiscus. The hibiscus flower petals are used for making tea and beverages and are treated as a medicinal plant used to cure colds, improve skin health, and other applications.
Lavender is a herb that is grown for the production of lavender oil and its bluish flowers, which are used to decorate the garden. This herb’s flowers are used for medical purposes and are beneficial for skin remedies, hair loss, wounds, etc.
Lycopene is a supplement containing a red carotenoid compound obtained from various green plants, fruits, and vegetables like apricots, watermelons, pink guavas, carrots, and pink grapefruits, papayas, tomatoes.
Marshmallow is a type of herb which is an African plant having short, roundish leaves with small pale flowers. It is a medicinal plant having lots of medicinal benefits like cleaning the urinary tract, cystitis, kidney stones, etc.
The Moringa Oleifera, a flowering plant and also a member of the Moringa genus species. This tree is also called the miracle tree, as it is used to cultivate, harvest, and process consumption. It grows from tiny herns to large trees.
Azadirachta Indica is also named Neem, which is a popular medicinal herb used as a traditional remedy. The entire tree, such as neem leaf, neem pulp, fruit seed, and neem bark, is used for medicinal purposes. Dry leaves are also used to burn, and the smoke is used to expel the mosquitoes.
The use of nicotine as a herb is very effective in leisure, holding patience, leaving tobacco consumption, and also enhances concentration and memory power. Overdose of nicotine works as a painkiller.
Onions include some varieties like yellow, red, white, and sweet onion, which are cultivated globally in all climates. The raw onions contain fiber, which excretes the toxins and hardened food particles, causing constipation and curing sore throat in the cold. Onions can also be consumed as a vegetable in making food.
The peppermint is a cross hybrid between two species of mint, watermint, and spearmint. Its leaves have major use in medicinal purposes such as curing indigestion, stomach ailments, and some menstrual disorders. It is also used in the making of beverages and foods to add a menthol flavor.
The raspberry ketone is red, which produces ketone chemicals from the raspberry fruit. It is used to add fragrance and flavor to food and cosmetics. The chemical ketone is also used to cure obesity, weight loss, weight gain, and other body functions.
Saffron is a herb, and the name of the color looks like an orange and is the most expensive spice and herb in the world. It is produced from the flower named saffron crocus. Its cost is high because of its production, availability, flavor, and medicinal properties. Saffron is a dried stigma and style of vivid crimson color found inside the flower.
Spirulina (Arthrospira) is a herb made from blue-green Algae, the biomass of cyanobacteria consumed by humans and animals. It is used as a dietary supplement available in tablets, flake, and powder form. Its odor and taste are like seaweed.
Turmeric, a herb also a flowering plant from the ginger family, Zingiberaceae named Curcuma longa. Its roots are boiled and dried and turned into power used for cooking and medicinal purposes in India for thousands of years. It is also known as Indian Saffron.