THE GARDEN: a Herbin' Dictionary

Plants of Mystical, Mythological, and a dash of the Medicinal, listed for budding herbalists and herbal/green/garden/kitchen... witches like myself (reminder: there are no licensed or apprenticed herbalists affiliated with The Witchlist at this time). The Garden comes from research and source materials that are most often listed on the page but if not, it is a witch's or intuitive anecdote/correlation. 

The medicinal history of these plants are imperative to understanding their ancient mysticism. Long before there were witches and even prior to sorcerers (one of the first names for a magic weilder), there were healers. I will quote some of the primary sources of the most ancient contexts in which the medicine practiced survives and even thrives (blaze it) today. A healer evolves over time to become the antithesis of the witch (demonized, feminized), how strange when they practice the same magic? 

The guides themselves are either "complete" meaning that they have a detailed list of information about them, these are indicated below. The "incomplete guides" are marked as such, I have assembled research on this plant and provided the most basic and authentic information. These guides will be filled, in time and if there is something specific about them you are looking for; please, contact me.

Agrimony-Astragalus

Basil-Borage

Calendula-Cypress 

Damiana-Dandelion 

Elder-Eucalyptus 

Foxglove-Frankincense 

Hawthorn-Hyssop

Jasmine-Juniper

LAvender-Licorice 

Marjoram-Mullein

Nettles

Oak-Orange

Periwinkle-Pomegranate

Red Raspberry-Rose

Sage

Thyme-Tonka Beans

Valerian

Walnut-Wood Betony

Yarrow

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Agrimony

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Amaranth

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Angelica

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Astragalus

Image by Liz Guertin

Bay Leaf - Laurel

Image by Phillip Larking

Bergamot

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Black Cohosh

Image by LucasVphotos

Calendula

Image by Zoe

Chamomile

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Chickweed

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Cowslip

Image by Bruno Oliveira

Cypress

Image by Larm Rmah

Damiana

Image by MusicFox Fx

Dandelion

Image by Corina Rainer

Elderberry

Image by Josefin

Eucalyptus

Image by Annie Spratt

Foxglove

Image by Joshua Hicks

Frankincense

Image by Jill Dimond

Hawthorn

Image by Dominic Swain

Hibiscus

Image by Annie Spratt

Honeysuckle

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Horehound

Image by Magnus Thompson

Jasmine

Image by Maria Shanina

Juniper

Image by Gaelle Marcel

Lavender

Image by Alice Butenko

Lemon Balm

Image by Patrick Assalé

Lemongrass

Image by Kaja Reichardt

Licorice

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Marjoram

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Marshmallow

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Mugwort

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Mullein

Image by Paul Morley

Nettles

Image by Oleksandra Bardash

Periwinkle

Image by Praveen kumar Mathivanan

Pomegranate

Image by Max Prieß

Red Clover

Image by Elvira Visser

Red Raspberry

Image by Robert Serbinenko

Rosemary

Image by Kelly Sikkema

Tonka Bean

Image by Laura Ockel

Valerian

Image by Laura Ockel

Witch Hazel

Image by Karen Cann

Wood Betony