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Kalika
May 15th, 2004, 08:19 PM
Okay everyone, this is a pretty easy one. :)

I would like you to each give me the names of TWO herbs that you would like to know the medicinal and magickal properties of. Then, I am going to post a list of herbs, including the ones asked about, so you that have a fairly large list at your disposal. This list will include how to harvest, what it is used for, and how to prepare for use.

There will be more on herbal healing throughout the week!

Here is the list so far:

Chamomile
Thyme
Mint
Lavender
Calendula
Borage
Passion Flower
Lavender
Nightshade
Eucalyptus
Ginger
Yarrow
Rosemary
Myrrh
Goldenseal
Patchouli
Cinnamon
Mugwort
Valerian
Mistletoe
Salvia
Sage
Comfrey
Lemon Balm
Licorice root
Dill weed
St. John's Wort
Ginseng
Jasmine
Plantain
Acacia Senegal
Aloe
Ginkgo Biloba
Dong Quai
Kava Kava
Mallow
Elder
Cramp Bark
Peppermint
Cat mint
Rose hips
Basil
Garlic
Rose Hips
Catnip
Henna
Dandelion
Cedar
Parsley
Mullien
Linden
Oat straw
Pursalene
Cannabis
Lilac
Anise
Vervain
Mandrake

Vanessa TPD
May 15th, 2004, 08:39 PM
I'll start with things I have. Chamomile and thyme.

Aurora_Rain
May 15th, 2004, 09:03 PM
Hmm lets see...

Mint and lavander

Golden Princess
May 15th, 2004, 10:11 PM
I am specifically growing calendula so the more information the better
and my second choice would be borage for courage.

cheers

Klucky
May 15th, 2004, 10:43 PM
Passion Flower and Lavender. Is Passion Flower even an herb? :2G:

-Klucky

Lady Andais
May 15th, 2004, 11:17 PM
Nightshade and Eucalyptus and Ginger. i know it's more than two but i just thought of the ginger.

GreenEyes
May 16th, 2004, 11:09 AM
Yarrow and Rosemary :)

Ghreyd
May 16th, 2004, 12:57 PM
Kalika, I hope you don't mind my input here. I thought this fit the topic. For anyone interested in herbology, there is a great book. 'The Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs' By Scott Cunningham. This covers hundreds of herbs and tells of their uses today, their past uses, history, where to find them, and tons of other info. He also wrote 'Incentse, Oils and Brews' , another great book on the uses of herbs for teas, potions, tinctures, creams, ect.

I just thought this may be of use to some of your students.

And now, back to your regular scheduled programing. (insert short hissing sound and a quick flash of 'TV snow' here.)

MoonlightShadow
May 16th, 2004, 03:41 PM
Hmm..lessee...Myrrh and Goldenseal :bouncingb

Faeawyn
May 16th, 2004, 04:02 PM
Patchouli and cinnamon

mudweed
May 16th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Mugwort and Valerian

(random choices out of my collection :D )

Psyche Ague
May 16th, 2004, 05:08 PM
Mistletoe and salvia or sage.

Faery-Wings
May 16th, 2004, 06:01 PM
Everyone is picking the ones I would have chosen.
:crylaugh:

*grabs herbal off shelf and opens to two randon pages*

Comfrey... and....
Passionflower

jennymac
May 16th, 2004, 10:01 PM
Lemon Balm And Camomile

Nighthawk
May 16th, 2004, 10:04 PM
Ginger, Licorice root, dill weed

Tranquility
May 16th, 2004, 10:07 PM
hmmm.. St. Johns Wort, and... well i think that ginseng would be interesting as well, im starting to grow it this year, ( tough stuff ). Trying to get as big of a list as possible =) heheh

Cinnamon Girl
May 17th, 2004, 12:10 AM
I'm interested in several, but I'll pick two that haven't already been mentioned: jasmine and plantain. :)

Xeen
May 17th, 2004, 02:09 AM
*grumble!*

Here I was trying to think of as many as I could off the top of my head, but they're all already picked :)

*consultes her personal herb list*

how about Acacia Senegal and Aloe?

BC_Druid
May 17th, 2004, 03:54 AM
Oh my...teaches me for leaving this 'till tonight/this morning. Ummmm.....Ginkgo Biloba and Kava Kava....Not too sure if Ginkgo Biloba is considered an herb or not though....If not, I'll say Dong Quai instead.

Calyx
May 17th, 2004, 08:00 AM
OK, have to choose something different than everyone else, huh? :smileroll

How's about mallow and elder?

Sahar
May 17th, 2004, 10:38 AM
My herbs of choice would have to be Comfrey and cramp bark.

Loving thoughts,
Sahar

Rowan MoonDragon
May 17th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Mine are:

Lavender & Eucalyptus

Mnemosyne
May 17th, 2004, 07:41 PM
My two choices are chamomile and rosemary.

fairymagik
May 17th, 2004, 10:58 PM
mine would be lavendar and chamomile

arienh
May 18th, 2004, 03:53 AM
My two herbs are peppermint and catmint

Nissala
May 18th, 2004, 10:05 AM
Mudweed took mine :(

~Jaida~
May 18th, 2004, 02:46 PM
Chamomile and Rose hips

ChakramSpice
May 18th, 2004, 02:58 PM
basil and sage! :)

djmixon
May 18th, 2004, 07:09 PM
Okay everyone, this is a pretty easy one. :)

I would like you to each give me the names of TWO herbs that you would like to know the medicinal and magickal properties of. Then, I am going to post a list of herbs, including the ones asked about, so you that have a fairly large list at your disposal. This list will include how to harvest, what it is used for, and how to prepare for use.

There will be more on herbal healing throughout the week!

Garlic
Medicinal - anti-diabetic, anti-cholesterol (lypolytic), anti-microbial, anti-thrombotic, ANTHELMINTHICS, anti-hypertensive
Magickal -


Rose Hips
Medicinal - anti-scorbutic
Magickal -

Did I do this right?

Romani Vixen
May 18th, 2004, 07:51 PM
Catnip (tincture's almost done!) and Henna

mucgwyrt
May 19th, 2004, 09:13 AM
Mugwort and Valerian

(random choices out of my collection :D )

There's a good mugwort post (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=46529) in the Green Room (well I think its good anyway, coz I wrote it :D )

Dandelion and Cedar

mucgwyrt
May 19th, 2004, 09:14 AM
Ginger, Licorice root, dill weed

I've also written a licorice (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=51378) one :D

Gigi
May 19th, 2004, 02:56 PM
I choose aloe and ginger :-)

tallulah
May 19th, 2004, 07:19 PM
Rosemary and...*thinks**thinks* um...rose? basil? parsley? Are they herbs? Eep I feel so silly.

:nyah:

Emy
May 20th, 2004, 04:53 AM
well, I just dont want to repeat what everyone else has said so instead of putting down lavender and thyme I would like to add dandelion and plantain. :)

Grace
May 20th, 2004, 06:00 AM
Mullien and linden

IvyCeltress
May 20th, 2004, 10:17 AM
oat straw (avena sativa) and pursalane

Romani Vixen
May 20th, 2004, 08:04 PM
I just thought of another one.... for those who live in locales like the neatherlands or Canada...

Canabis...

MerrisHawk
May 20th, 2004, 11:30 PM
Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol....uh huh, that stuff. :fpeace:

Actually I was thinking of Lilac and Anise.

rain_fallen_tears
May 22nd, 2004, 01:41 AM
I'm relatively sure of some of these properties but Vervain and Mandrake...

mudweed
May 22nd, 2004, 06:57 AM
There's a good mugwort post (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=46529) in the Green Room (well I think its good anyway, coz I wrote it :D )


I don't have anything in my collection with which I am unfamiliar, but I have to say that post is an especially good one: adds to my info! Liked the myth bit, especially. Thanks for the link. :)

Kalika
May 22nd, 2004, 04:50 PM
Sorry all... I haven't been online much in the past several days.

I posted the list that we have so far in my original post. Check it out and let me know if there are more to add. I am going to start working on the list again, and plan to have it up for you tomorrow. :p

Arani
June 9th, 2004, 05:16 PM
I know I'm a little late, but I wanted to add my two herbs to the list.

I want to know about Apple (I know, it's a fruit, not an herb) and Marjoram. :)

Kalika
July 3rd, 2004, 10:22 AM
I know I'm a little late, but I wanted to add my two herbs to the list.

I want to know about Apple (I know, it's a fruit, not an herb) and Marjoram. :)

:)

I'll add them to the list.

Eclectic Celt
July 6th, 2004, 05:06 AM
Merry Meet
As I don't grow my own as yet I will choose Lavender and Rosemary because they are the easiest to obtain.
Blessed Be

MoonIsis
August 13th, 2004, 12:08 AM
Kalika, I hope you don't mind my input here. I thought this fit the topic. For anyone interested in herbology, there is a great book. 'The Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs' By Scott Cunningham. This covers hundreds of herbs and tells of their uses today, their past uses, history, where to find them, and tons of other info. He also wrote 'Incentse, Oils and Brews' , another great book on the uses of herbs for teas, potions, tinctures, creams, ect.

I just thought this may be of use to some of your students.

And now, back to your regular scheduled programing. (insert short hissing sound and a quick flash of 'TV snow' here.)

One of my favorite herb books is called Well Being by Barbara Close. She is a certified aromatherapist and founder and owner of Naturopathica, a full service holistic spa in East Hampton. She is also the author of Aromatherapy: The A-Z guide to Healing with Essential Oils.

This has to be one of the best books I ever bought. It is full of so many receipes!

Teresa
October 16th, 2004, 02:19 PM
Rosemary and Passion Flower