An herb is a plant valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities other than its food value.
Herbs can be classified according to their use.
A culinary herb can be any other part of the plant itself like its seeds, berries, barks, roots and fruits, which provide flavor to food even in very minimal amounts.
A medicinal herb is used to treat or prevent diseases or disorders and promote good health.
Other uses of herbs are for religious purposes and pest control.
According to Dr. Gemiliano D. Aligui, a research epidemiologist, herbs in relation to sports can stimulate peak levels of physical performance, control pain in injuries, manage weight and rehabilitate the body from the consequences of injuries.