Friday, June 27, 2014
Fact Friday: Herbs in Medcine has a long history
The Egyptians were studying the use of herbs as far back as 3500 B.C., using them for medicine and in their religious rituals. Today, about 7,000 compounds used in medicine originate from plants. About 200 million pounds (90,718,474 kg) of herbs and spices are consumbed in the U. S. annually. The most common are black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, paprika, chili powder, oregano, celery seed and parsley.