An herb (pronounced "urb" in American English and "hurb" in British English) is a plant grown for culinary or medicinal value. The green, leafy part of the plant is typically used. General usage differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. A medicinal herb may be a shrub or other woody plant, whereas a culinary herb is a non-woody plant. By contrast, spices are the seeds, berries, bark, root, or other parts of the plant, even leaves in some cases. ...


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Homeopathy: Real Medicine or Empty Promises?
... by Isadora Stehlin Some of the medicines of homeopathy evoke positive images--chamomile, marigold, daisy, onion. But even some of Mother Nature's cruelest creations--poison ivy, mercury, arsenic, ...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Treating Back Pain with Herbs
... Back Pain Herbs Many of the herbs used for pain relief use the same biochemical pathways as the non-opiate pain-relieving drugs, but they are not as effective. However, on the positive side, many of t...
Source: Holistic Online


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