Home > Natural > Herbs Herbs All sections in Natural » Find a Practitioner » Herbs » Life lessons » Natural approach » Natural Living » Natural Therapies » Natural News Herbs A-Z The medicinal properties of herbs and spices have been known for many centuries. Check out our list of over 500 to learn more. Ask Natural Expert » Learn Have you tried? » Quiz Why am I so tired? » Like us Facebook » No time for exercise? 18 pain remedies in your kitchen Starting a herb garden Have you always wanted a herb garden but have no idea where to start? Follow our simple guidelines and soon you can also have a herb garden bursting with flavour and fragrance. Dandelion Although dandelion is most commonly used as a salad ingredient, this herb also has other potential uses. To herb or not to herb Whenever someone mentions herbs, I have mixed feelings. You see, I have had both good and bad experiences with herbs. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) Peppermint is a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and North America and is widely cultivated for its fragrant oil. Basil You may think that the only thing basil can do is make a tasty pesto, but did you know that if applied topically, basil can soothe insect bites? “ Latest comment on Health24 Tshepo Makete says... good knowledge for free Why mosquitoes bite us ” Rosemary protects against macular degeneration A study shows that carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, promotes eye health and may prevent macular degeneration. The dangers of herbs Although herbs are generally safe with very few side effects, one should be responsible and careful when using any herb. A brief history of herbs Plants have been used as medicines for thousands of years. Find out more about their fascinating history. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.