That fact that the Bible is the most sold book in the world is not a hoax because Bible is not only the collection of sacred manuscripts that captured the divine relationship between human and their God but Bible is also the source of knowledge. All kinds of knowledge you could find in the Bible, including knowledge about healing and the list of healing herbs in the Bible below will surprise you that even since ancient time those healing herbs have been proven to be effective for human health.
- Aloe Vera
The health benefits of aloe vera has been well known since ancient time. Aloe vera used as one of the healing herbs due to its antioxidant content, fiber and fatty acids. So, aloe vera is not only good to treat some skin conditions but also great to help improving digestive system.
Bible mentioned Anise as one of the effective healing herbs with specific reasons because even in modern world, anise is still used as home remedy to stomach problems and as anti-flatulence agent.
Don’t mistaken cassia with cinnamon because though they are completely coming from different genus. Cassia is well known for its aromatic aroma similar to cinnamon with excellent healing properties for healthy hair care.
There are two types of cinnamon but the health benefits of Ceylon cinnamon is the one that mentioned in the Bible. This type of cinnamon is good for diabetic patients because it could normalize the insulin level and reduce the insulin resistance.
Recent studies about the health benefits of cumin seeds stated that the seeds of this healing herbs contain specific properties well known as cuminaldehyde that is useful to fight diabetes.
In the Bible, frankincense oil is mentioned as one of the gifts brought for baby Jesus by the three wise men. Today, people are familiar with the health benefits of frankincense oil to treat some oral conditions and promote healthy digestion.
The garlic mentioned in the Bible is the same garlic you could find in your kitchen. Surely you have known that one of the health benefits of eating fresh garlic is good for cholesterol and manage the high blood pressure.
Hyssop comes from the same family as mint. Since ancient time, hyssop has been well known as natural expectorant to treat light cough and sore throat. In modern world, hyssop is possible to help reducing the symptoms of high blood pressure due to its anti-hyperglycemia properties.
There are a lot of scientific studies about mustard and some of them are focusing on how mustard could help preventing the development of cancerous cells.
Beside frankincense oil, myrrh oil is the other gifts brought by three wise men for baby Jesus. Myrrh is well known as essential oil with essential healing properties such as anti-bacterial agents to help fighting viral infections, astringent properties to prevent blood clotting and the fatty acids are good for brain and nerve system.
Saffron is the most expensive herb in the world with amazing healing properties. The health benefits of saffron to treat stomach upsets and smallpox have been well known since ancient time.
Mandrake is believed to have magical properties due to its anticarcenogenic properties. However, mandrake is also poisonous, so using it without professional supervision is forbidden.
In Bible, rue is well known as peganon. Rue has bitter flavor but contains amazing healing properties used to treat stomach problems and bruised.
Below is the list of bitter herbs and health benefits mentioned in the Bible used by the Hebrews during Passover Seder ceremony which symbolizes the slavery experienced by Jews in Ancient Egypt to make sure that people won’t forget about that history.
Chicory is the herbal plant which comes from dandelion family. Today, the root of chicory is used as coffee substitute which is good to treat digestive issue because it contains powerful probiotic properties.
Both health benefits of coriander seeds and leaves are great for diabetes. The mineral contents of this herb are also good to prevent osteoporosis and promote healthy bones.
Dandelion is not only beautiful flower but its roots contain a lot of health benefits. Dandelion root is commonly consumed as herbal tea with health benefits as body detoxification, prevent bloating and promote healthy digestion.
Instead of healing herbs, perhaps endive is well known as bitter vegetables. However, aside from its bitter flavor, the health benefits of endive are to help overcoming anorexia and good to lower the high blood pressure.
Horehound is well known as natural expectorant to help overcoming conditions like sore throat and light cough. So, in modern world, horehound is actually one of the main ingredients you could find in cough syrup.
Who doesn’t know the amazing healing properties of mint? The unique flavor and aroma of mint leaves are reasons why this healing herb is well known since ancient time and even mentioned in the Bible. Consuming mint leaves regularly could help improving immunity system.
Sorrel is well known as the natural source of some essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like flavonoids. So, sorrel is excellent to fight cancer and good for skin and hair. As rich of potassium, sorrel is also good to decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Sow-thistle comes from the sunflower family with bright yellow color of flower. In modern world, sow-thistle is used to treat some hair conditions especially baldness in men.
- Wild Lettuce
Just like sow-thistle, wild lettuce is also coming from sunflower family. All parts of this plant from its seeds, leaves and fruits are used as herbal medicine to treat several health conditions.
Though wormwood has bitter flavor but this healing herb is commonly consumed in the form of herbal tea. The health benefits of wormwood tea are as anti-microbial agents, anti-cancer properties, anti-malaria and so on.
The problem with today society is, sometime they only believe on modern medical treatment. Well, it is actually okay because most of modern medical treatment has been proven through throughout scientific studies. However, it doesn’t mean that you can underestimate the home remedy solution like healing herbs mentioned above, because even Bible, the most truthful book in the world mentioned them.