Does the Bible mention healing herbs?

Author: BibleAsk Team

Healing Herbs

Humans have used healing herbs for centuries and reaped great benefits. There are many healing herbs that are 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: 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 a strongly scented herb. Today, it is used for: stomach aches, poor digestion, fever, hiccups, ear aches, and sinuses.
  11. Mustard—Matthew 13:31-32
    Mustard seed comes from different plants: black mustard (Brassica nigra), brown Indian mustard (B. juncea), or white mustard (B. hirta/Sinapis alba). 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: 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 properly with the supervision of medical professionals.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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