Herbs are grown all over the world for their countless health benefits.  You should know some of them in order to appreciate their usefulness to mankind.  Here are some of the most popular herbs and their uses:

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a stemless plant with thick fleshy green leaves that thrives in hot places.  People use this herb to treat wounds, burns, skin infections, diabetes, cysts and elevated blood lipids.

2. Dill

Dill is a perennial herb which is rich in vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, B9, and C.  It is also rich in fiber, phosphorus, copper and zinc and a lot of like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

Dill is popularly known as an effective healing agent for a lot of ailments such as diarrhea, dysentery, indigestion, insomnia, menstrual disorders, respiratory diseases and cancer. It is also known to boost breast milk production and sperm count.

3. Chives

This herb is the smallest in the onion family, but it is loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B9, C and K.  Its mineral content includes calcium, copper, dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

Chives are known to alleviate fatigue and prevent cancer.  It also helps to improve respiratory conditions and kill germs in the digestive tract.

4. Holy Basil

Holy basil is an ancient, aromatic herb which people use to treat dengue, malaria, fever, cardiovascular diseases, dental and eye problems, insect bites, kidney stones and skin infections.  Its leaves are an abundant source of vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, C and K as well as protein, copper and zinc.

5. Rosemary

Rosemary is a woody perennial herb which belongs to the mint family.  It has aromatic evergreen leaves which are rich in vitamins A, B6, B9 and C as well as calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

This herb is known for its ability to stimulate the nervous system, boost memory, relieve muscle aches, improve digestion, and relieve headaches, rheumatism, depression, neuralgia, pain and spasms.

6. Lavender

This herb is another member of the mint family.  It is loaded with medicinal properties which make it a potent fighter against inflammation and infection.

Lavender is known for its ability to relieve muscle tension and spasms, reduce stress, improve circulation, boost the immune system, and alleviate gas pains.

7. Peppermint

Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint.  It is indigenous to Europe but cultivated around the world.

This herb has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.  It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, B3, and B9 as well as dietary fiber, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc.

Peppermint has carminative properties which help to give you a natural remedy for flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome.

8. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a widely cultivated plant which people use as herb, spice or vegetable.  The medicinal uses of this herb include its ability to balance the body’s cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar levels, alleviate gastrointestinal inflammation and cure boils, burns and gout.  It is also used to aid the milk production of lactating women.