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Healing Properties ~ Natural Healing Herbs ~ 28/01/08

When I walk into my herb garden each morning to pick fresh herbs for my breakfast, and I look at the way the plants are growing so fast at this time of the year with all the rain and warmth, I also think with awe at the tremendous blessings these natural healing herbs are able to give to us.

Herbs are not magic, but the benefits that they can give us truly are miraculous. We need to learn all we can about these plants and their natural healing properties, so that we can experience the health promoting advantages. If we grow and use these herbs regularly, our lives will be enriched.

Herbs are exceptional sources of a wide range of vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll. The chlorophyll in green leaves forms the basis of all life on earth: without this amazing substance, life as we know it would not exist. Chlorophyll, the green pigment, is important to plants, and in fact can be regarded as thegreen blood of plants, supplying nutrients to plant cells. It is the chlorophyll molecules of plants that trap the sun's energy, and when we eat green plants this solar energy becomes our energy.

Herbs are alkaline, and alkaline foods are fundamental to good health and for the bodies natural healing. Pain and disease in the body is caused by a build up of toxins around the cells, which creates an acid state (as opposed to alkaline). A variety of alkaline herbs can assist the body to clear acid wastes. When our body is very acidic, we are unable to readily absorb minerals and other nutrients from the food we eat. Then, the body is slow to repair damaged cells and detoxify heavy metals or other toxins. This reduced function weakens the immune system and we are more susceptible to fatigue and illness ... and tumour cells can thrive. Our cells love alkaline herbs.

Herbs that I have come to see have miraculous healing properties are:

Herb robert (Geranium robertianum)
Aloe (Aloe vera barbadensis)
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)
Comfrey (Symphtum officinalis)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
King of bitters (Andrographis paniculata)
Brahmi (bacopa monniera)
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)
Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

(read more about these herbs in coming blogs)

I enjoy using these herbs in my daily life, as I know these plants provide many advantages to support health and natural healing. People who call at the Herb Farm, or phone or email, often share some wonderful accounts of improved health from using these valuable plants.

Isabell Shipard

 
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