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herbs for small gardens
June 05, 2005
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Herbs are useful strong-smelling plants. People all over the world
have used herbs for thousands of years for cooking, medicine or
to make cosmetics such as soap, shampoo and perfume. Some herbs
can be dangerous if used in the wrong way. Make sure that you know
which plant should be used to treat which ailment and avoid eating
or drinking any herbs that are not on the list on page 3.
herbs and spices contain important vitamins and minerals, which
help to keep our bodies strong and healthy. Many edible herbs and
spices can help to stimulate the appetite and soothe sore mouths
and throats. Herbal remedies can be used to help ease symptoms of
illnesses but they do not cure any illnesses (such as malaria, TB
or illnesses associated with AIDS) or conditions (such as high blood
pressure). Like any medicine they must be taken in small doses as
prescribed by a herbalist. If you are seriously ill you should always
consult a doctor and tell him or her which herbs you want to use.
Some herbs can be harmful if taken with medicines, so please be
sure to consult your doctor!
This book will
give you simple useful information on how to grow herbs and to use
them safely. We will look at some useful Exotic herbs from other
countries and wild herbs and weeds that can be grown in urban areas
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