Plant Medicinal

In universal use, herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or colognes for their savory or aromatic things. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs from spices. Herbs mentions to the leafy green or flowering parts of a vegetable (either fresh or dried), while spices are fashioned from other parts of the plant (usually dried), counting seeds, berries, bark, roots and fruits.

In vegetal English, the word "herb" is also used as a substitute of "herbaceous plant".

Herbs have a variety of uses counting culinary, medicinal, and in some cases, spiritual. Overall usage of the term "herb" differs among culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. In curative or spiritual use any of the parts of the plant might be measured "herbs", including leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, root bark, inner bark (and cambium), resin and pericarp.

Herbs have long been used as the basis of outdated Chinese herbal medicine, with usage dating as far back as the first period and far before. In India, the Ayurveda curative system is based on herbs. Medicinal use of herbs in Western cultures has its roots in the Hippocratic (Greek) essential healing system, based on a quaternary elemental healing metaphor. Famed herbalist of the Western tradition include Avicenna (Persian), Galen (Roman), Paracelsus (German Swiss), Culpepper (English) and the botanically inclined Eclectic surgeons of 19th century/early 20th century America. Modern pharmaceuticals had their roots in crude herbal medicines, and to this day, some drugs are still extracted as fractionate/isolate mixtures from raw herbs and then purified to meet therapeutic standards.

The use of herbal makeups dates back to around six centuries ago in the European and Western countries. Mixtures and pastes were often fictitious to whiten the face. During the 1940s, herbal cosmetics took a turn with the developing red lipstick color, with every year gaining a more intense red. Herbal greasepaints come in many forms, such as face creams, scrubs, lipstick, natural fragrances, and body oils.