HERB Uses, History, Essential Oils
Herbs and essential oils have been used to treat a wide variety of ailments and injuries for thousands of years. Since the dawn of the twentieth century, refinement of synthetic prescription medication and increased sophistication of our medical system have changed the way we approach health care.
All things natural
But a resurgence of interest in all things natural, aided by the internet of course, and a steady supply of quality herbal products, has led us back to tried and true practices of old. As Master Gardeners, our goal is always to educate and we appreciate your interest in this subject.
Cautions about herb use
But before putting any of this information into practice, be sure to read to the end where we list warnings and contraindications for use. Checking resources here and asking your doctor always.
Two authors, Banbury and McCracken take a look at herbs from the historical, cultivation, cultural and medical uses standpoint. Often providing two articles on the same herb - read them both for a well-rounded perspective.
Find more on Herbs Culinary, Cultivation & Harvesting here