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What does the Bible say about herbs for healing? If you are into healing by herbs and oils and natural food, you won't mind reading this long list, or you may want to keep it for later, when you have time to read it or for future reference.

People have been using herbs for thousands of years for their culinary and medicinal benefits. I want to tell you about some of themost popular herbsof the Bible and what they were traditionally used for as well as how they are still used to this day.

As the Bible states in Psalms 104:14, God provides us with “herbs for the service of man.”

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Herbs of the Bible

People have been using herbs for thousands of years for their culinary and medicinal benefits. I want to tell you about some of themost popular herbsof the Bible and what they were traditionally used for as well as how they are still used to this day.

As the Bible states in Psalms 104:14, God provides us with “herbs for the service of man.” Hopefully, after reading this article, you can start incorporating some of these health-boosting Biblical herbs into your life daily.

Herbs of the Bible

1. Aloes—He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. (John 19:39)

Thealoe veraplanthas been used for thousands of years. In ancient times, it was used to embalm the dead, as well as for perfume. It also has a lengthy history of use topically for skin complaints (including wounds, irritations and burns) and internally forconstipation.

Today,aloe is still commonly used to treat burns (including sunburns), heal rashes and moisturize the skin. Preliminary research has also shown that aloe may help to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics and decrease theeffects of liver damage caused by alcohol. (1)

2. Anise—Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.(Matthew 23:23)

All parts of the anise plant were used during Biblical times. The seeds, leaves and stem were used to cool high temperatures, as well as for other medicinal purposes.

Today, anise can be used to help with digestion and can be used as ananti-flatulence agent. It’s also used with some success for breast-feeding support and parasites. As an antispasmodic, anise can be helpful for coughs, bronchitis andCOPD. (2)

Anise is commonly taken by crushing the seeds into a tea.

3. Balm or Balsam —And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.(Genesis 37:25)

Balm or balsam in the Bible refers to an extremely fragrant resinous substance extracted from a plant. In Biblical times, balsam was considered extremely valuable. The balm or balsam of Gilead in the Bible was named for the region of Gilead where it was made and this balm was used medicinally.

Today, it’s possible to find various herbal salves and oils inspired by this Biblical balm.

4. Bitter herbs—They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.(Exodus 12:8)

Bitter herbs are a collective term used for things likehorehound, tansy, horseradish, endive, parsley and coriander seeds. Bitter herbs were mostly used for food in the Bible. In fact, the people of Israel were commanded to have bitter herbs with their Passoverlamb.

Today, bitter herbs like gentian andwormwoodare known for helping to prevent and relieve digestive complaints likedyspepsia. Experts theorize that bitter herbs are able to aid digestion through their ability toincrease digestive secretions as well as blood circulation in the abdominal organs. (3)

5. Cassia—Vedan and Javan paid for your wares from Uzal; wrought iron, cassia and sweet cane were among your merchandise.(Ezekiel 27:19)

Cassia oilwas popularly used as anointing oil during Biblical times. Cassia has aromatic properties quite similar to cinnamon.

Today, cassia is used in natural hair care, coloring and conditioning. The leaves are actually harvested, dried and ground into a powder used for the hair.

6. Cinnamon—Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus.(Exodus 30:23)

Cinnamon, once considered more precious than gold, has some amazing medicinal benefits. The bark, where the oil comes from, was traditionally collected for anointing oil, as well as perfume.

Today, cinnamon is used to help lower blood glucose levels. Due to its antifungal properties, it’s also employed in the natural treatment ofyeast infections. It can also help to calm an upset stomach by relieving gas. (4)

7. Cumin—When he has leveled the surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot, and spelt in its field?(Isaiah 28:25)

The ancient Israelites took cumin seeds, dried them and used them to flavor their food.

Today, research has shown thatcumin seedscontain a substance calledcuminaldehyde that may be useful in fighting diabetes. (5) A study published in 2017 demonstrates that black cumin contains an anticancer phytochemical known as thymoquinone andthymoquinone may be considered as a future drug in cancer treatment. (6)

Bibleverses relatedtoHerbs For Healing

Genesis 1:29 - "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upontheface of alltheearth, and every tree,in thewhich is thefruit of a tree yielding seed;toyou, it shall be for meat."

God even gave us essential oils for healing.

Genesis 9:3-Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Ezekiel 47:12-And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

Ezekiel 4:9-Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches (chick pea), and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

Genesis 1:11-And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

1 Timothy 5:23-Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

Exodus 30:34-And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight.

Proverbs 15:17-Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 😁

[b][c=BF0000]Isaiah 38:21-For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.[/c][/b]

Genesis 1:30-And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

Song of Solomon 4:14-Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

1 Corinthians 10:31-Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Psalms 104:14-15-He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth.

Bitter herbs — They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. (Exodus 12:8) Bitter herbs are a collective term used for things like horehound, tansy, horseradish, endive, parsley and coriander seeds. Bitter herbs were mostly used for food in the Bible.

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revenant · F
St John's Wort, Blessed thistle..
@revenant Yes ma'am, including garlic and ginger which is so good for us and our heart and well-being.
revenant · F
@LadyGrace garlic is to ward off the devil 😉
@revenant I thought it was for warding off vampires hahaha
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Also black seed is mentioned in one passage and I don’t remember where though. Black seed has a multitude of benefits especially for skin problems and has been the subject of over 400 research studies including for cancer.

 
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