Natural Healing: The Benefits of 10 God-Given Herbs, Spices and Oils

10 Natural remedies given by God.

Oils, herbs and spices are great natural ways to fight inflammation and other ailments. Image Credit: By Valentina_G on shutterstock.

For thousands of years, people have shared their knowledge about the healing properties found in herbs, oils and spices and used them to treat pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and infection. God created many natural remedies and resources to help people heal.

Genesis 11:11-12 says:

Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Unfortunately, modern medicine largely moved away from natural remedies in favor of man-made drugs, created in laboratories and often carrying a long list of frightening side effects. These can range from suicidal thoughts, nausea, and depression, to internal bleeding, heart failure, and even death.

Natural Remedies for Health and Wholeness

As negative side effects of medicines are discovered, many people are going back to God’s way, learning more about the natural remedies people used in ancient times. Modern scientists have only scratched the surface in understanding all the ways in which many plants, herbs, oils, spices, and other God-given natural remedies are perfectly designed to help us heal from the inside out. Many are filled with antioxidants and antibiotics and contain anti-inflammatory and other natural immunity-boosting properties essential to human health. It’s hard not to see just how good these organic miracles really are.

Here are 10 natural remedies created by God to help keep your body healthy:

  1. Aloe Vera – Full of vitamins and minerals, this plant also contains healthy enzymes which help soothe skin irritations related to sunburn, rashes, cold sores or other wounds.
  2. Honey – Packed with antioxidants, honey can also help counter allergies to pollen, soothe a sore throat, and suppress coughing.
  3. Anise – Help to aid digestion, increase urine flow, stimulate appetite, ease menstrual cramps, increase sex drive and improve lactation for breastfeeding moms.
  4. Elderberry – Extremely rich in flavonoids like anthocyanins which boost the production of cytokine proteins within the immune system and boost the body’s natural immune system.
  5. Basil – This herbal carminative relieves gas pains and soothes an upset stomach. Also contains eugenol, which has been proven to help ease muscle spasms.
  6. Garlic – Contains an amino acid called allicin which helps lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure. Garlic also contains natural antibiotics which can help fight infection and boost the immune system.
  7. Bay Leaf – Filled with antimicrobial and antifungal properties and packed with strong antioxidants, bay leaf can help increase insulin function, reduce cholesterol, prevent candida, treat dandruff, and fight skin infections.
  8. Black Currant – In addition to being loaded with vitamin C, these berries are rich in anthocyanins which can help improve eye health and kill dangerous pathogens and viruses.
  9. Cardamom – Helps to lower blood pressure, aid in digestion, and provides 80 percent of your daily manganese requirements in only a single teaspoon.
  10. CBD (Cannabidiol) – Contains strong anti-seizure properties, helps fight anxiety, and works as a sleep aid, and contains strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Of course, these 10 plants, herbs, and spices are just a few of thousands of examples of the flora God gave to help heal. When it comes to finding healthy alternatives to man-made pharmaceuticals, God’s medicine cabinet is chock-full of healthy, natural and effective remedies – without all the dangerous side effects.

As always, you should consult with a physician before you take your health into your own hands. The good news is, God is also our Great Physician.

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving…

Keith Giles
Keith Giles
Keith Giles
Keith Giles is an author, blogger and podcaster who posts regularly at He currently lives with his wife in Boise, Idaho.

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