Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Genesis 1:29 NIV

That verse was good enough for me. It started me on a journey to deeply study Biblical Herbs.

The Bible mentions 128 plants that were part of everyday life in ancient Israel and its Mediterranean neighbors. Why struggle with illness, chronic health conditions and pain when you don’t have to? God’s healing plants have been used throughout history for food and medicinal purposes.

The following are some of the popular Herbs of the Bible.

Frankincense also known as Boswellia was one of the beautiful gifts that was brought by the three wise men to baby Jesus on the evening of His birth. Used for reducing pain and inflammation, arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease.

Garlic – Believing that garlic increases virility, Hebrews have relied on the herb to be able to “be fruitful and multiply” as directed in Genesis. Remains of garlic were found in the Cave of the Pool at En-Gedi in Israel. Used for: Angina, cancer, colds, diabetes, flu, hypertension, infections.

Milk Thistle is common in Samaria and Israel. The plant is easily recognized because of the white veins on its leaves. Biblical tradition is that a drop of the Virgin Mary’s milk fell on the leaves and marked them for all times when she stopped along the road to feed the infant Jesus. Used for: The effects of alcoholism, asthma, cirrhosis, hepatitis, jaundice, kidney and urinary tract stones, psoriasis.

Always check with your Medical Doctor if you are taking presciption medicine or call us so we can do a contraindication check before using any of the herbs mentioned.

Dr. Kevin Kilday, PhD, Director of Holistic Health Center, Health Coaching, Supplements, Tests, Specialties: Cancer, Addictions, Pain,, call 321-549-0711