herbal history

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by C Hopkins, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. C Hopkins

    C Hopkins Guest

    The use of herbs has dated as far back as 2700 B.C.,
    although it is thought that they were used way before that.
    Prehistoric man used herbs for food, shelter and dyes.
    Different cultures also used herbs for many different
    ailments. Herbalism is the knowledge and study of herbs. The
    spices you use to cook with are herbs as are some of the
    weeds in your yard. Many people grow their own herbs. An
    herb os characterized as a non-woody plant. The term herb is
    defined as any seed whose stem withers away annually or any
    plant used as medicine, nutritional value, color or dye.

    In prehistoric times, man used herbs way before written
    history. He learned through experimenting which plants
    were useful and which ones could cause death. The first
    known written records show Sumerians used thyme, laurel
    and caraway seeds 5,000 years ago. Around 2700 B.C.,
    the Chinese were also using herbs and wrote a Chinese
    herb book containing 365 medicinal plants and 13 herbal
    prescriptions.

    The Papyrus Ebers, an ancient text written in 1000 B.C.
    by the Egyptians contained 700 herbal antidotes,
    including references to aloe, caraway seeds, garlic,
    poppy, opium, cator oil, coriander, mint and indigo.
    These herbs were used for medicines, food and dyes. The
    Old Testamnet also mentions people cultivating wheat,
    rye and barley. Hippocrates used medicine as an art. He
    believed that herbal use, fresh air, rest and a
    balanced diet maintained a "life force". Galen, in
    contrast, believed that large doses of more or less
    complex drug mixtures (plant, animal, and mineral
    ingredients) combined with magic neccessitated correct
    imbalances that caused disease. The Greeks and Romans
    depended on plants for different reasons: medicines,
    magical symbols, seasonings, dyes ans cosmetics, They
    used mandrake as an anesthetic.

    The Middle Ages brought very little change to the use
    of herbs as medicine. Monks hand copied writings of the
    Greeks and Roman to protect this information. The monks
    were looked upon for medicinal knowledge.

    Today, herbal use is still practiced. Benefits of herbs
    include: cleansing - a natual way to cleanse and purify
    the body without side effects, they also help glands
    functions properly, gives the body extra energy and
    boosts the immune system by promoting "good bacteria".
    After all, herbs are natural substances that people
    have been using since the beginning of time.
     
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  2. tobyjones

    tobyjones Guest

    [email protected] (c hopkins) wrote:
    > The first known written records show Sumerians used thyme,
    > laurel and caraway seeds 5,000 years ago. Around 2700
    > B.C., the Chinese were also using herbs and wrote a
    > Chinese herb book containing 365 medicinal plants and 13
    > herbal prescriptions.
    >
    > The Papyrus Ebers, an ancient text written in 1000
    > B.C. by the Egyptians contained 700 herbal antidotes,
    > including references to aloe, caraway seeds, garlic,
    > poppy, opium, cator oil, coriander, mint and indigo.
    > These herbs were used for medicines, food and dyes.
    > The Old Testamnet also mentions people cultivating
    > wheat, rye and barley. Hippocrates used medicine as
    > an art. He believed that herbal use, fresh air, rest
    > and a balanced diet maintained a "life force".

    Very interesting article.

    > Today, herbal use is still practiced.

    This was in the News in the last few days:

    Study: Plant Extracts May Ease Dementia Symptoms Fri Mar 5,
    2004 06:28 AM ET

    LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Extracts of sage and lemon
    balm may help to improve memory and behavioral problems in
    people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia,
    scientists said Friday. Professor Elaine Perry, of the
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne in northern England, told
    a medical conference that the plant extracts produced
    promising results in studies.

    "In controlled trials in normal volunteers, both extracts
    improved memory, and lemon balm improved mood. Lemon balm
    reduced agitation and improved quality of life in people
    with Alzheimer's disease," Perry said in a statement.

    Preliminary data showed that sage also had a significant
    effect on attention and behavior. The impact of sage on
    Alzheimer's are still being investigated but preliminary
    data indicate significant effects on attention and behavior,
    she added.

    www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&story-
    ID=4505038

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  3. Bew

    Bew Guest

    "c hopkins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > The use of herbs has dated as far back as 2700 B.C.,
    > although it is thought that they were used way before
    > that. Prehistoric man used herbs for food, shelter and
    > dyes. Different cultures also used herbs for many
    > different ailments. Herbalism is the knowledge and study
    > of herbs. The spices you use to cook with are herbs as are
    > some of the weeds in your yard. Many people grow their own
    > herbs. An herb os characterized as a non-woody plant. The
    > term herb is defined as any seed whose stem withers away
    > annually or any plant used as medicine, nutritional value,
    > color or dye.
    >
    > In prehistoric times, man used herbs way before
    > written history. He learned through experimenting
    > which plants were useful and which ones could cause
    > death. The first known written records show Sumerians
    > used thyme, laurel and caraway seeds 5,000 years ago.
    > Around 2700 B.C., the Chinese were also using herbs
    > and wrote a Chinese herb book containing 365
    > medicinal plants and 13 herbal prescriptions.
    >
    > The Papyrus Ebers, an ancient text written in 1000
    > B.C. by the Egyptians contained 700 herbal antidotes,
    > including references to aloe, caraway seeds, garlic,
    > poppy, opium, cator oil, coriander, mint and indigo.
    > These herbs were used for medicines, food and dyes.
    > The Old Testamnet also mentions people cultivating
    > wheat, rye and barley. Hippocrates used medicine as
    > an art. He believed that herbal use, fresh air, rest
    > and a balanced diet maintained a "life force". Galen,
    > in contrast, believed that large doses of more or
    > less complex drug mixtures (plant, animal, and
    > mineral ingredients) combined with magic
    > neccessitated correct imbalances that caused disease.
    > The Greeks and Romans depended on plants for
    > different reasons: medicines, magical symbols,
    > seasonings, dyes ans cosmetics, They used mandrake as
    > an anesthetic.
    >
    > The Middle Ages brought very little change to the use
    > of herbs as medicine. Monks hand copied writings of
    > the Greeks and Roman to protect this information. The
    > monks were looked upon for medicinal knowledge.
    >
    > Today, herbal use is still practiced. Benefits of
    > herbs include: cleansing - a natual way to cleanse
    > and purify the body without side effects, they also
    > help glands functions properly, gives the body extra
    > energy and boosts the immune system by promoting
    > "good bacteria". After all, herbs are natural
    > substances that people have been using since the
    > beginning of time.
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