An herb is a plant that is valued for flavor. as medicines. scent. and for spiritual purposes. medicinal or other qualities. Herbs are used in cooking. .

. Interestingly. Aloe Vera is known as Lidah Buaya (or "Crocodile's Tongue") and in Thailand. Kattar vazha and various other regional names. it is known as the "Crocodile Tail´ due to its appearance. is a species of succulent plant in the genus Aloe. also known as the true or medicinal aloe. in Indonesia.ALOE VERA Scientific name: Aloe Vera    Aloe vera. In India. Aloe vera is known as Korphad.

HABITAT    It is bets to be grown inside home in pots. The climate of South. . Aloe being a succulent needs water to keep the leaves fleshy and juicy. It is believed to have originated in the Sudan. as in southern Texas or southern Florida is best for the growth of aloe outside.

insect bites. skin rashes. tissues. soaps. . This gel is best effective when used fresh rather than "stabilized" gels found in the stores. sunscreens.MEDICINAL VALUES     The gel obtained from the inner part of the aloe leaf is used to treat burns. healing wounds by drawing out infection. and shampoos. moisturizing.shavin g cream. incense. The cosmetic and alternative medicine industries make claims regarding the soothing. and healing properties of aloe vera. Cosmetic companies add sap or other derivatives from Aloe vera to products such as makeup. moisturizers.

It also prevents household accidents and safeguards against evils.RELIGIOUS VALUE    It is believed that this plant if grown in the kitchen garden prevents burns and mishaps while cooking. . It is reported that aloe was used to embalm the body of Christ.


to disinfect minor cut or gall injuries.KNOW MORE    The leaf of an Aloe Vera plant is an excellent "first aid" kit. as an extra booster for your immune system . or insect stings or bites. Aloe Vera drink can be added to a home made smoothie or fresh fruit juice. There's even toilet paper with "Aloe Vera extract" on the market.

Vietnam. originally from India. and Laos. Depending on the species and cultivar. and also plays a major role in the Northeast Asian cuisine of Taiwan and the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand. pungent.BASIL Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum   Basil. is best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian Cuisine. the leaves may taste somewhat like anise. with a strong. Cambodia. often sweet smell. smell. .

2- . Parts of North America have the perfect climate for this annual having a height of 2-3 feet. rich soil and complete sun are the essentials for the growth of basil.HABITAT  Well drained.

headaches. Furthermore. vomiting. To withdraw poison of insect bite from the body this herb is used externally. fevers. it reduces stomach acid and contributes to the cure of ulcers. The herb is known for eliminating worms from the intestines. . colds.MEDICINAL VALUE      This herb is bets of the treatment of stomach cramps. whooping cough. flu. It is applied in oil form to treat skin acne.

. Purification baths and in wealth and prosperity rituals basil is used.RELIGIOUS VALUES    It is believed that basil is a protection against evil and negativity and helps in attracting and keeping love. People believe that carrying a basil leaf in pocket brings wealth and if sprinkled over the spouse while sleeping. it removes infidelity from marriage.

USES OF BASIL Basil Paste Basil Oil Basil Seed Drink Holy basil Powdered basil .

Don¶t be afraid to pick the leaves. Basil leaves are best used fresh and added only during the last few minutes of cooking. largely because the plant responds by converting pairs of leaflets next to the topmost leaves into new stems. .KNOW MORE     The name µbasil¶ is derived from the old Greek word basilikohn. Picking the leaves off the plant helps promote growth. and antimicrobial properties. which means µroyal¶. basilikohn. Scientific studies have established that compounds in basil oil have potent antioxidant. anticancer. antiviral. reflecting that ancient culture¶s attitudes held towards this herb were very noble and sacred.