“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”( James 1:17)
Though they are not specifically mentioned, I strongly believe that herbs are some of those “good gifts” God has given us. Many people do not believe that herbs are biblical to use simply because there are not many specifics about them in scripture, but there are some references to them, and scripture certainly does not prohibit the use of herbs in healing.
Psalm 104:14-15 says, “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.”
Many people mistake the meaning of herb to be food, but further in the passage, bread is listed for man’s food. (The word bread can also be translated food, fruit, loaf, meat, and victuals.) The herb is for the service of man, so that he is physically able to work to “bring forth food out of the earth”.
Though there are only a couple times in scripture where herbs are actually prescribed (ex. Isaiah 38:21, Jeremiah 46:11), it is known historically that herbs were used specifically and in magnitude for the healing of disease. Historically it was viewed that the ultimate healer was God, and prayer was the first prescription. Herbs were then used in addition to these.
I believe that God created our bodies to heal themselves, and while conventional medicine helps to heal, it can also harm. I believe herbs, used in the proper way, are the gentlest, most natural to encourage our bodies to fight disease.
Why would God have created such a large variety of herbs with so many healing properties if He did not want us to use them as such? God created herbs, and gave man the wisdom to discern their uses. I think it only right to walk in the knowledge He has given.