A few years ago I came across a book at my local health food store entitled, "Healing Oils of the Bible". It explains why in the Bible they used anointing oils when they prayed for the sick. The book points out that people of that day understood the healing properties in herbs and plants and knew how to use them. The author explains that using essential oils was as common then as aspirin is for today.
I have purchased and blended many of these essential oils and am a believer in their healing properties.
ROSEMARY GROWS NICELY IN A POT IN THE SUN
I also enjoy growing my own herbs in the summer. Basil is one of my very favorites. Up until a few years ago I had never used basil, but all of that changed when I made a trip out east and my neice made a simple chicken rice soup with basil. I fell in love that day! If I make soup it is going to have an ample supply of basil. Chicken dishes must have basil, either dried or fresh.
A LARGE POT OF BASIL PLANTED WITH GERANIUMS FOR COLOR
A recent article on the "tip hero" website said that rosemary is very good for one's memory. Whether it is or not I love to smell it. The same goes for mint as it is so refreshing. And lavendar, don't get me started! I like to add lavendar oil to distilled water and spray my bed pillows and covers. It is known to help calm and bring on sleep.
So before reaching for the medicine bottle why not try some herbs or essential oils? You just might become a believer too!