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Herbs have a rich history of playing a significant role in our health and well-being. The term wellness refers to the multiple dimensions that make up our lives, including the social, emotional, spiritual, occupational (meaningful activity), intellectual and physical domains. While we refrain from commenting on the medicinal qualities of herbs, the link below provides some resources. Consider too, that herb gardening itself is an endeavor that has many positive qualities, such as improving mood and calming the spirit. The fruits of the physical labor in the garden provides creative outlets and intellectual stimulation. Sharing and collaborating with friends, including getting involved with HSA units and districts can further impact your wellness by providing fun social opportunities.

When you 'dig in' to herb gardening, you'll find your curiosity piqued and interests awakened to herbs not only in your garden, but enhancing the food you eat, uplifting your living spaces with relaxing smells and beautiful cuttings, finding new projects to stimulate your mind, and a wonderful opportunity to expose young ones to the wonders of nature.

It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.

 

Herbs for Health and Well-being Resources

Herbal Cuisine – Recipes from our members featuring herbs

Make It Yourself! – DIY projects for herb gardeners (coming soon!)

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