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Herbal Properties Glossary
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Herbal Properties Glossary

We assembled this list to make it easier for you to find the herb needed for a particular problem. The list categorizes common herbal properties and explains their uses and examples of the herbs that provide the components. We have linked specific herbs to our Herb, Spice glossary to provide more insight into their usage and availability.

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Every herb contains unique combinations of biochemical elements. Some contain only small traces while others hold dense concentrations of these essentials. These building blocks include vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, enzymes, hormones, and fiber that provide components to the body to boost the immune system, aid healing, and enhance general health.

For this discussion; the term "herb" is used to describe a full family of plants used for medicinal and cooking purposes; including those that, in culinary circles, are often called spice.

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