These list of herbs-spices are among the oldest medicines. The practice of herbal medicine dates back to the very earliest period of human history.

There is evidence of herbs-spices having been used in the treatment of diseases in almost all ancient civilizations.

They are very important in heeling the allergies, raising and renewing the body vitality, boosting the immune system and increase the body resistance to infections.

They are used in many different ways. They are now being increasingly used in cosmetics, foods and teas.

However, the ultimate objective of their use is that they should interact directly with our body chemistry, their active constituents must be absorbed into the body for deriving the required benefits.

Once they are absorbed into the body for deriving the required benefits, they are absorbed in the bloodstream, they circulate to influence our whole system.

The aim is to use this effect to balance and strengthen the body's own healing mechanism instead of suppressing or disturbing it, as many modern drugs tend to do.

The active constituent of the herb can enter the body in several ways. These include consuming the herbs-spices orally so as to absorbed by the digestive system, applications on skin through medicinal poultices as well as cosmetics for being absorbed in the body through the pores; application on eyes through lotions and compresses; smelling the aroma through nose to enable the essential oil being absorbed in the bloodstream.

Finally, a word of caution. While most herbs have no harmful side effects, some  may cause slightly undesirable reactions in some persons. Therefore work with the healthcare professional to use in therapeutic doses. In dietary consumption use one herb-spice at a time in small doses and wait and watch for side effects. If there are none, increase the use and dosage.

Here is the list of herbs-spices and their uses to treat day to day illnesses.


Alfalfa is nutritionally one of the most versatile herbs. It is a valuable source of vitamins A,B,D,E . It also has some vitamin..... (read more)


The bark of the arjuna tree is a cardiac stimulant and has cooling and tonic effects. It is useful in arresting .....(read more)

Bael Fruit 

The fruit is aromatic, cooling and laxative. It arrests secretion or ......(read more)


Gargling with the infusion of Cardamom and cinnamon helps in pharyngitis, sore throat and hoarseness caused ... (read more)

Chebulic Myroblan

The juice of is highly beneficial in the treatment of acidity and heart-burn. It neutralizes the acidity in the stomach..... (read more)


The leaves of coriander are stimulant and tonic. They strengthen the stomach and promote its action, relieve flatulence, increase secretion and discharge... (read more)


Cumin is helpful in relieving sleeplessness. A teaspoon of roasted powder of cumin seeds mixed with the pulp of ripe banana can be taken at night for sleep... (read more)


Dandelion helps both liver and gallbladder in their role of handling fats within the body. It also helps the liver in detoxification...(read more)


Eating cooked dill regularly helps in digestion and prevents constipation. It is also used in respiratory disorders like colds, influenza and bronchitis...(read more)


Its used to treat respiratory and gastro-intestinal disorders, hypertension..... (read more)


Ginger is an excellent pain killer. Ginger is extremely useful in the treatment of dyspepsia, flatulence, colic ... (read more)

Holy Basil

The leaves are nerve tonic and sharpen memory. They promote.....(read more)

Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry is a wonder herb and one of die precious gifts..... (read more)


The root of the plant is a laxative and expectorant. When externally used..... (read more)        


Neem tree is generally considered to be an air purifier and a preventive..... (read more)

Psyllium husk

Due to its soothing effect on the mucous membranes the herb is used in..... (read more)


The leaves of the herb are used in the treatment of heart diseases. They are..... (read more)

Rosemary herb

Rosemary is an antidote to mental fatigue and forgetfulness. A tea..... (read more)

Sage herb 

Tea prepared from sage leaves is beneficial in coping with stress. It can be... (read more)

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