The Health Benefits of Biblical Herbs

I get excited when I read the scripture that says: He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; Psalm 104:14 AKJV

For the service of man is powerful because we know that herbs have a lot of health benefits!
Herbs have been used for cooking, medicine, aromatherapy, religious ceremonies, pest control, and simply for decoration, since pre-Biblical times.

Herbs can be used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Plants that are referred to as “herbs” are not used as food, but are grown and consumed as a garnishment, for flavor enhancement, for aroma, and sometimes for alleged healing properties.

Herbs mentioned in the bible and their health benefits:

Aloe (Aloe vera) (Numbers 24:6 KJVA)

Cinnamon (Exodus 30:23; Revelation 18:13)

Flax Seed (Exodus 9:30-32)

Garlic (Numbers 11:5)

Mint (Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42)

The Bible also mentions: 

  • Anise or Hyssop (Matthew 23:23 )
  • Coriander (Exodus 16:31; Numbers 11:7)
  • Cumin (Isaiah 28:25; Matthew 23:23)
  • Dill (Matthew 23:23)
  • Mustard (Matthew 13:31)
  • Rue (Luke 11:42)
  • Salt (Ezra 6:9; Job 6:6)
The Questions Is Are Herbs Safe?

The question are herbs safe would depend on which herb and how often you use it. Always read up on the heath benefits and possible side effects of the herb you are using on a regular basises.

Disclaimer/ Disclosure

This information contained in this article is for information purposes only and. and it is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your health care provider(s). We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with your health care provider. According to the NCCIH the mention of any product, service, or therapy is not an endorsement by NCCIH nor do I endorse any products or methods used in the herbal informational facts.