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Biblical Herbs
A Place for You to Grow
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The Bible mentions 128 plants that
were part of everyday life in
ancient Israel and its
Mediterranean neighbors.
The migratory patterns of herbs
and plants follow those of the
people who relied on them.
As they moved, people carried
cuttings, seeds, or saplings of plants
and herbs necessary for their well-
being or in accordance with Gods
directives.
Plants in Motion
Herbal teas may have health
benefits
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Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) and Mint (Mentha sp.),
(Matthew 23:23)
Hyssop (Sorghum vulgare) (Psalms 51:7)
Mustard (Brassica nigra) Matthew 13:31
Rose (Rosa spp.) (Isaiah 35:1)
Rue (Ruta graveolens) (Luke 11:42)
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) (Jeremiah 23:15)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) For centuries peo-
ple thought that the rosemary plant would never grow
higher than 6 feet in 33 years so as not to stand taller
than Christ. Another story tells that the flowers were
originally white, but changed to blue when the Virgin
Mary hung her cloak on the bush while fleeing from
Herods soldiers with the Christ child.
Costmary (Chrysanthemem balsamita) is also known
as Bible leaf because in Colonial times a leaf served as a
bookmark in Bibles and prayer books. When drowsiness
set in, the sleeper treated himself to the minty leaf to
stay awake.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and Dill (Anethum
graveolens) were carried to prayer meetings in Colonial
times in small pouches. The seeds were used to curb the
appetite. They were called "meeting seeds."
Information contained in this brochure is for educational
purposes only. This information is not intended to prescribe,
treat or diagnosis health problems. Consult your health
professional before using herbs.
"Behold - I have given you
every herb bearing seed
which is upon the face of
the Earth ... "- God speaks in
Genesis 1:29
Aloe
Aloe vera, A.
spp.
John 19:3940
From biblical
times to the present, aloes have
been giants among herbs and
herbal medicine.
Used for: Burns, constipation,
cancer, skin irritations.
Flax
Flaxseed produces lin-
seed oil, which is edible
when cold pressed.
Linum usitatissimum
Leviticus 6:10
Used for: Arthritis, bronchitis,
cancer, dermatitis, heart disease,
inflammation, rheumatism
Garlic

The use of garlic to
increase virility may
be more than just
an interesting bit of
folklore or ritual.
Allium sativum
Numbers 11:56
Used for: Angina, cancer, colds,
diabetes, flu, hypertension, infec-
tions
Herbs mentioned in the Bible
Turmeric

The essential oil of turmeric
has shown anti-arthritic and
anti-inflammatory activity.
Curcuma longa
Song of Solomon 4:1415
Used for: Inflammation, flatulence, arthritis,
bronchitis, diuretic, dyspepsia, expectorant,
laryngitis, lymphoma, rheumatism

Coriander
(Coriandrum sativum) is
referenced several times in
the Old Testament.
(Exodus 16:31) Now the
house of Israel called its
name manna; it was like coriander seed,
white, and the taste of it was like wafers made
with honey.
Used for: upset stomach and flatulence re-
lief; for relief from the pain of rheumatism.
Cinnamon
Exodus 30:22-23 and Prov-
erbs 7:17. embalming, heal-
ing, and preparing holy
anointing oils.



The Bible mentions that herbs were
used as tithes. Matt 23:23 and Luke
11:42 list mint, anise, cumin and rue
were used as tithes.
Anise: (Matthew 23:23)
Anise was a Biblical tithing herb.
Tasting similar to licorice, it helps
relieve coughing, fevers, colds,
bronchitis, lung problems and nerv-
ous indigestion.
More Herbs
Nettles: (Proverbs 24:31)
Mustard: (Matthew 13:31)
Artemisia: (Revelations 8:11,
Jeremiah 23:15, Deuteronomy
29:18, Proverbs 5:4)
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