Does the Bible mention healing herbs?

Humans have used healing herbs for centuries and reaped great benefits. There are many healing herbs that mentioned in the Bible. Here are some:

1- Myrrh (Commiphora spp.)—Esther 2:12
Myrrh is a natural gum or resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora. Today, it is used for: Analgesic, astringent, bronchitis, expectorant, and high cholesterol.

2-Aloe (Aloe Vera)—John 19:39–40
Aloe, is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent plants. Today, it is used for Used for: Burns, constipation, cancer, and skin irritations.

3-Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) or (B. carteri)—Matthew 2:10–11
Frankincense is an aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes, obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia in the family Burseraceae. Today, it is used for: Used for: Dysentery, gonorrhea, fever, and polyps.

4-saffron (Crocus sativus)—Song of Solomon 4:14–15
Saffron a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus.” Today, it is used for fighting infection, regulating sugar and metabolism, and for blood purification.

5-Garlic (Allium sativum)—Numbers 11:5–6
Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Today, it is used for: Angina, cancer, colds, diabetes, flu, hypertension, and infections.

6-Flax (Linum usitatissimum)—Leviticus 6:10
Flax (also known as common flax or linseed), Linum usitatissimum, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. Today, it is used for: Arthritis, bronchitis, cancer, dermatitis, heart disease, inflammation, and rheumatism.

7-Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)—Genesis 3:18
Milk thistle is an annual or biennial plant of the Asteraceae family. Today, it is used for: asthma, cirrhosis, hepatitis, jaundice, kidney and urinary tract stones, psoriasis, and for fighting the effects of alcoholism.

8-Anise (Pimpinella anisum)—Matthew 23:23
Anise is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae. Today, it is used for: cooling high temperatures, as well as for other medicinal purposes.

9-Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)—Matthew 23:23
Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae. Today, it is used for: digestion, cardiovascular disease, urinary disorders, and fever.

10-Mint (Mentha)—Matthew 23:23
Mint is as strongly scented herb. Today, it is used for: stomach aches, poor digestion, fever, hiccups, ear aches, and sinuses.

11-Mustard seed comes from different plants: black mustard (Brassica nigra), brown Indian mustard (B. juncea), or white mustard (B. hirta/Sinapis alba)—Matthew 13:31-32
Today, it is used for: cancer, asthma, weight gain, and hair issues.

12-Cinnamon (disambiguation)—Revelation 18:13
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Today, it is used for: to treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, and lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Healing herbs can bring positive results to the sick if they are used with the supervision of medical professionals.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team



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