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Newly Discovered Herbs

Updated on October 20, 2016

Herbs are interesting!

Thyme grown in the wild.
Thyme grown in the wild. | Source
Thyme from the mountains grown in the  back yard.
Thyme from the mountains grown in the back yard. | Source
Bilberry plant with fruit
Bilberry plant with fruit | Source
Buchu plant
Buchu plant | Source
Milk Thistle plant
Milk Thistle plant | Source

Learn more about herbs and spices

Herbs and Spices

Recent discoveries of new herbs have got me talking even more about the newly discovered herbs.

My interest in the unique herbs has broadened, and so has my knowledge over the years.

I have not only have information on rare and commonly used herbs in print,

I have conquered many experiments.

Growing older and wiser, has opened my mind to many avenues of life itself.

I got to know of the new discoveries. I don't ignore any plant on my long walks.

I enjoy the sunny and beautiful days just as I do the dull, and rain days.

I make my life comfortable, and happy in my own way.

Learning daily about something new has increased my happiness, and I look forward to each day with a new beginning.

New places and new experiences have showed me much more than I had expected.

I live freely and happily.

New adventures are exciting, and finding out about the different herbs has once again brought me to another level of knowledge learned.

  • What are your opinions on the uses of herbs?

  • Do you think herbs are useful to humans?

People had the use of herbs for centuries.

Yet still most people are still not sure if they can use the different herbs.

I know from personal experiences the use of herbs can be helpful if you know how, when, and which to use it. You got to know the side effects of each herb.

Herbs were had its popularity in many kitchens and is slowly growing into a daily use for many homes.

Times have changed and using the various types of herbs and spices has become more useful to many health issues.

Those who are not sure can be enlightened by more research.

It is never too late to learn about anything in life.

Herbs grow better in the wild without being destroyed by those who don't know of the specific plants.

Sometimes herbs can grow well in home gardens, providing the right type of soil is used.

I have wild thyme planted in a herb garden close to my kitchen window.

I have noticed the differences in the color of the leaves from the wild and when planted in a home garden.

  • An interesting change in color in the leaves got me wondering why?

The wild thyme from the mountainous region is an adapted plant to that environment.

When planted in a home garden the thyme sprouted new green leaves.

During the early nineties I found out more about the Aloe plant.

My dad was ill for a week with a peptic ulcer problem. He could not attend work.

Through the irritable feeling my dad had to stay home.

The Aloe plant helped him tremendously.

Aloe vera has common names such as:

Cape, Aloe, and Barbados and of the family Asphodelaceae.

The Aloe plant grows in South Africa, in the Mediterranean region, Latin America, and in the Caribbean.

The fleshy part of the Aloe leaf is used.

I was amazed of how the fleshy part of the Aloe plant was so helpful to my dad's health problem.

Aloe vera is used to treat sunburn, for keeping the skin moisturized, and to keep acne at bay.

The commonly used Aloe plant in certain parts of the world is well-known to help for many common ailments.

A few days later my dad recovered successfully.

All herbs should be consumed with the necessary precautions taken.

  • Bearberry

A herb grown in the Northern Hemisphere and the leaves of this plant are used for health issues

  • Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Used as tea and is commonly used for urinary tract infections.

The antiseptic property it has makes it a useful plant.

Any herb taken must be in moderation, taken in high doses can allow for fatal issues.

Through thorough research I came across Bilberry.

  • Bilberry (Vaccinium mytillus)

Bilberry is grown in the Northern Hemisphere.

The leaves and the fruit is used from the Bilberry.

European healers have used Bilberry for centuries and it has been a traditional medicine for the common ailments.

A commonly used herb for stomach cramps, diarrhea, and for diabetes.

Bilberry is used to prevent night blindness in this modern day.

Years ago Bilberry was used for varicose veins, bruising and for the hemorrhoids.

Anthocyanosides is present in Bilberry, a kind of flavonoids.

  • Boneset ( Eupatorium perfoliatum)

The mostly used names for the Boneset are, Indian sage, feverwort, agueweed, and sweat plant.

A plant native to North America.

The Native Americans used Boneset to induce sweating.

The herb was used for colds and flu. For the treatment of arthritis, indigestion, for the loss of an appetite, constipation, cholera, dengu flu, typhoid and malaria.

Even till today Boneset is used to treat the common ailments including inflammations.

If taken in high doses Boneset can be toxic.

Avoid Boneset if you are pregnant.

Always use in moderation and with caution.

Boswellia(Boswellia serrata)

The different names used as follows:

Indian frankincense

Indian olibanum

Dhup

salai guggul

Boswellia is found in Africa and Asia.

Boswellia has been used for thousands of years in the Ayurvedic medicine system.

Healers used Boswellia to treat asthma, for fevers, heart problems, rheumatism, and if diabetic then Boswellia would work for you.

In the time of today the herb is used for the treatment of inflammations, and for joint pain.

Most of herbs used in ancient times are no longer used for the same ailments.

  • What is Buchu?

Surprisingly enough this herb comes from South Africa.

The scientific name is Agathosma betulina

The most common names are Buchu, boegoe, bucco, bookoo and diosma.

The Buchu herb is used as a tonic.

Used for the treatment of urinary tract infections.

The plants were commonly used for kidney stones, gout, and for joint pain.

  • Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus)

An herb used for the relief of premenstrual symptoms.

You can take in capsule form.

My new adventures with herbs have increased by the day and I send my message across clearly.

  • Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

I did hear about the Milk Thistle but had to know more!

The Milk Thistle is used for the protection of the liver. When you choose to take medication, and consume alcohol often you don't think about your liver.

In a similar way the Milk Thistle can protect the kidneys.

Use as directed.

I have lately come across new herbs such as the following:

Have you heard of Mullein?

  • Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

The commonly used leaves of Mullein is used in a form of oil to massage for chest congestion. The leaves are usually used for the relief of coughs, for an irritable, or sore throat, and for earaches.

The flower of the Mullein plant is used for the relief of earaches.

When using Mullein plant apply in the following way:

In a cup of boiling water add a two leaves, soak for at least ten minutes.

Thereafter strain, sweeten to your choice and drink when warm.

The oil can be used as directed for earaches.

  • When should you consume herbs?

You can take herbs whenever you want to.

When taken at the right times you will see good results.

Off-course you shouldn't take sedative herbs in the morning.

Whatever works best for you as long as you know when to take the correct herbs?

Sometimes herbs taken on an empty stomach can work better than after meals.

Herbs are used to relive allergies and many more kinds of illnesses.

Herbs and spices has always been in my diet. I did not take much heed to all the spices until I understood the true meaning of each.

Herbs used for illnesses

Herbal medicine

What are your opinions on the uses of herbs?

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

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      Very interesting and informative hub Devika. I sometimes see wild herbs growing in the countryside here in the UK , my favorite being a water mint which smells wonderful if you rub the leaves between your fingers. I like to grow my own herbs and always have a few fresh herbs growing in pots outside the kitchen door. I am also beginning use some of them to dye wool. I am particularly interested in those which can be found growing in the wild.

      I look forward to reading more.

      Voted up and interesting

      Thanks for sharing.

      Sally

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Our urban farm began with an herb garden and "grew" from there. I am a big believer in the benefits of herbs. Thank you for this information.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very informative hub Devika, there are some herbs here I have never heard of. We grow our own basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, mint, chives, sage etc. and have milk thistle and dandelion growing wild. I think herbs are a wonderful accompaniment to most food and have many health benefit. Well done.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Sally thank you for the vote up, and interesting. I have great interest in herbs, rare and commonly used herbs. My research has enlightened me and talking with the local people has also improved my knowledge of most of the rare herbs I have not heard of. I appreciate you stopping by

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you once again for commenting on my hubs.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jodah thank you for stopping by. I so agree with you!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      I think that herbs true power have yet to be fully utilized. There is just too much evidence of how beneficial they can be for them not to be explored more and used to help heal when other methods fail.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi pstraubie48 thank you kindly for stopping by. I appreciate your time take to stop by. God bless!

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Lots of unique herbs here. I enjoy growing herbs for cooking. But, I do use some for medicinal purposes, as well.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      It is wonderful that you are so in touch with nature. When human beings used to be hunters/gatherers we grew up accumulating this plant wisdom, which is essential for survival. In the modern technological era we have forgotten how to do it, and it is great that you are reviving this practice. Great hub!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Mel Carriere, So true''we have forgotten how to do it.'' Thank you for sharing!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you MarleneB I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'll have to look up some of these herbs to see whether they may be here in the Caribbean by any other name. Thanks for the information.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Devika, your enthusiasm is infectious. I know the feeling well. Some of these herbs I'm aware of, but most are new to me. Interesting and useful, I'll have to check them out.

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      jtrader 2 years ago

      Good resource DDE. I like using aloe vera. It really is good for the skin.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Fantastic and informative article on herbs. You should write more on this topic and make it into an ebook. Thanks for sharing .

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have growm aloe in a pot indoors. It has a healing effect on skin rashes, cuts and brusing. I like to use herbs in cooking. I'm learning how to use them by reading hubs like yours. My mother was not a herb user, so I've had to learn on my own. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing..

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I think that herbs are very interesting. Some are very useful, too. Thanks for sharing the information, Devika.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always grow some of my favourite herbs. Your hub is really helpful in introducing new ones. Thank you for this information and your support for my hubs as well.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's very useful. Use of herbs is more safer than medicines for curing many daily and regular problems. You have done it so well here by telling the uses of all these herbs.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A very informative and useful hub about Herbs!

      The common ones we know but the mother Nature has provided us with so many treasures. Thanks for spreading your knowledge. Voted up!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I too am fascinated by all the different herbs out there and the conditions they are supposed to help. I can't help thinking that if a person started taking all the herbs he could get his hands on willy nilly, there could be some bad interactions.

      I tend to think we are safe with the herbs that have been traditionally used to flavor food because folks have experimented with them for thousands of years and weeded out the truly bad interactions.

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hello Devika, your love for nature and your knowledge of herbs and spices shows through in this informative hub. Natural herbs have always been beneficial to human health for those that have the knowledge on how to use them correctly. Indeed modern day medicines still use extracts from plants to help healing. Correct identification of the plant is of utmost importance. This is a brilliant piece of work. Voted up,interesting and beautiful.

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      Really an interesting article and amazed to see that some of these herbs grow naturally in our lawns at times.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi MsDora thank you for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      tobusiness thank you greatly for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jtrader thank you for commenting

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nadine May thank you for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring thank you for stopping by. Interesting when you put your mind to learning about nature.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you for sharing a comment

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      aesta1 thank you kindly for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Venkatachari M So kind of you to come by. I appreciate all comments and all my best to you. Thank you for the vote up and useful.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you for sharing your mind here. I appreciate the vote up.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      poetryman6969 thank you for sharing an interesting comment. Herbs are a fascinating interest and I enjoy learning about new herbs. I find the value in what I learn.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      D.A.L. thank you greatly for constantly stopping by here. I appreciate all votes from you.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      georgescifo thank you kindly for stopping by.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Fantastic hub ! My mom grows lavender and I love to put a sprig of it on my pillow to help with sleeping and relaxing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Devika, yes I use herbs, my grandmother and my great aunt Hattie (Great Aunt Hattie's Asphidity Bag) grew them, thank you for telling us about the newly discovered ones.

      Voted up across the board except funny.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Very useful! I love our herbs in the backyard--they seem to do well year after year

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ezzly thank you kindly for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Shyron E Shenko, thank you for all votes, I appreciate your efforts. Except funny! Hmm I thought so too!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AudreyHowitt thank you for stopping by.

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      justmesuzanne 2 years ago from Texas

      We are still discovering so many wonderful things about the one and only habitable planet in the known universe, even as we destroy it. May we all learn to value and cherish this gift.

      Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting! :)

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      a research paper on herbs

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      suaya venkatesh thank you for stopping by. I too say the same about this hub.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      justmesuzanne thank you for all votes. I appreciate you stopping by

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      I love to read about herbs, but I've never heard of bearberry or buchu. There must be many other relatively undiscovered ones.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I enjoy reading about herbs, although there are several that you feature here that I have never heard of. Thanks for explaining about them.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ologsinquito so kind of you to stop by I appreciate your comments.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway, thank you kindly for sharing what is on your mind.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      Nature these days is a secret world that very few people these days know about even though it is all around us. I too am fascinated by wild plants and would like more time to study them. Great hub!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mel Carriere, thank you for stopping by. Herbs are interesting and unique.

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      tiffanyrose2015 23 months ago

      Very cool, I think it's amazing that there is such a variety of healthy herbs out there and love learning about them and all of their health benefits.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      tiffanyrose2015 thank you greatly for commenting. Herbs are one of my greater interests.

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      walibooks 22 months ago

      nice

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      Devika Primić 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you

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