Saturday, 13 February 2016


Herbal is "a collection of descriptions of plants put together for medicinal purposes." Expressed more elaborately, is a book that contains the names and descriptions of plants, usually with information on their virtues (properties) and, in particular medicine, tonic, culinary competitions, toxic, hallucinatory, aromatic, or magic, and legends associated with them. A herbal may also classify the plants described can give recipes for herbal extracts, tinctures, or powders, and sometimes include mineral drugs and animal, plus those obtained from plants. Herbal often shown to help plant identification.

Herbs were the first literature produced in ancient Egypt, China, India and Europe as the medical wisdom of the day accumulated by herbalists, pharmacists and doctors.Herbal were also among the first books to be printed in China and Europe. In Western Europe herbal flourished for two centuries after the introduction of movable type.

A late 17th century, the rise of modern chemistry, toxicology and pharmacology reduced the medicinal value of the classical grass. As reference manuals for botanical herbal study and identification of plants were supplanted by Floras - systematic account of the plants found growing in a particular region, with scientifically accurate botanical descriptions, classification and illustrations.Herbals they have seen a modest revival in the Western world since the last decades of the 20th century, as herbalism and related subjects (such as homeopathy and aromatherapy) became popular forms of alternative medicine.