Category Archives: Herbs

The posts in this section are mainly from the herbal encyclopedia, although there are also articles on growing your own herbs, and the practicalities of using herbs in Wicca.


Aconite

Aconitum Napellus Other Names Monkshood, Wolfsbane, Leopard’s Bane, Women’s Bane, Devil’s Helmet, Blue Rocket Associations Deity: Hecate, Medea Planet: Saturn Element: Water Gender: Feminine

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Acacia

Acacia Senegal Other Names Gum Arabic, Gum Senegal, Gum Acacia Associations Deity: Ra, Osiris, Astarte, Diana, Ishtar Planet: Sun Element: Air Gender: Masculine

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Storing Herbs

Why dry and store herbs? You may have collected more herbs than you’ve been able to use, or you might have plants in your own garden which you wish to harvest before Autumn. Whatever your reason, it is better to … Continue reading

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Collecting Herbs

Identifying your herbs Warning! Some herbs and other plants can be poisonous! Do not harvest any plants that you are not familiar with. At the very least take a field guide with you when you go to harvest wild plants, … Continue reading

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Growing Herbs

Why grow your own herbs Herbs are wonderfully easy to grow, and cultivating them in your own garden is a far cheaper option that buying them. As well as saving money, they can make a very attractive addition to your … Continue reading

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