It is my belief that our Creator placed all things on the earth for a purpose, herbs being just one of them. In the Word of God there are many references to herbs and their uses. So, I am going to start a monthly share of these verses in scripture to magnify God’s importance to these gifts.
- As with any new herb, plant or any herbal remedy always consult your healthcare provider before using, trying or taking any new herb, plant or herbal remedy or supplement. When using , planting or working with or harvesting any herb or plant proper identification is VERY important. There are many herbs, plants, trees, seeds, fruits, berries, roots and the like that are very poisonous; even deadly! “When in doubt – leave it OUT”! A Simpler Thyme ltd is NOT a healthcare facility. Julia Brown – Certified Master Herbalist is NOT a healthcare provider. Always seek a professional healthcare provider.
“Then God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which (is) upon the face of all the earth and every tree, in which (is) the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;”
“Better is a fine dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatten ox served with hatred”
“Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean, wash me and I shall be whiter than snow”
“Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all the trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices”
Song of Solomon 4:14
“Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels. “
“For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.”
“But they are to do it on the 14th day of the 2nd month at twilight. They are to eat the lamb, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.”
“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land – a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey.”