Published in Reader’s Digest
The medicinal value of herbs, known to earlier civilisations through a combination of keen observation, trial and error, is being rediscovered and confirmed by modern scientific tests. But while research continues to investigate the uses of new plants, many doctors and scientists still do not acknowledge the healing power of herbs, preferring instead to rely on ‘tried and tested’ pharmaceutical drugs.
Yet our knowledge of herbs can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians, whose priests routinely practiced herbal medicine. A papyrus, dating from 1500 BC, lists hundreds of medicinal herbs – including many that are still in use today.
Many herbs can be bought in the form of tea bags from health food shops and supermarkets, or you can make your own herbal drinks. Teas and infusions are the same thing; made from the flowers or leafy parts of the plant, they can be used as drinks or gargles. >>>CONTINUE<<<