Herbs have a variety of uses including medicinal, or in some cases even spiritual usage. The green, leafy part of the plant is often used, but Herbal Medicine makes use of the roots, flowers, seeds, root bark, inner bark (cambium), berries and sometimes the pericarp or other portions. As a plant group, herbs are generally nonwoody annuals, perennials and biennials. They contain chemicals in their seeds, flowers, leaves, fruits or roots that enhance their flavor or aroma. Medicinal Herbs are in use for thousand of years and are renowned for their effectiveness in many diseases. These natural herbs are very effective in boosting the immune system, increasing the body resistance to infections, healing the allergies, and raising and renewing the body vitality.
Medicinal herbs are plants used for their healing purposes. The plants can be used as a whole or it can be used for specific parts. Medicinal plants have often been used for traditional medicinal purposes and religious purposes. Drugs are purified and extracted from medicinal herbs. The plants often serve as the basis and synthesizing material for pharmaceutical drugs. Ancient peoples used herbs as medicines. Now, many modern medicines have been derived from herbs.