Beneficial – seeds of traditional medicinal plants from all over the world
Here in ‘Beneficial’ you’ll find a treasure trove of medicinal plant and herb seeds – the seeds of plants containing compounds that can be medically effective, known as healing herbs.
Ancient myths often recount how humans learned from watching animals which healing plants could help with particular ailments. And many animals really do seem to know instinctively which herb is best for the health problem affecting them.
This understanding of nature’s healing powers has grown and been handed on through thousands of years of human history. In Europe the ancient Greeks were probably the first to write down their knowledge of medicinal herbs. Later this knowledge, along with the plants themselves, travelled northwards from the Mediterranean region to the gardens of medieval monasteries and convents. Many of these plants are used both medicinally and as seasoning. Often the plants are actually poisonous and the dosage level determines whether they heal or harm. This is why it’s vitally important not to experiment randomly with medicinal plants but always consult expert advice. Of course there are also many completely harmless plants that no home pharmacy should be without, plants whose effectiveness has been tried and tested down the ages.