Monday, March 5, 2012

Pagan Blog Prompts: Magical Herbs

Pagan Blog Prompts asks Do you use herbs in your magickal practice? Do you grow them or purchase them from someone else?

Yes I do use herbs in my practice. I make balms and salves for healing, bath products for beauty, healing, prosperity and more.
I wildcraft, grow and purchase my herbs.

Wildcrafting herbs is something I only recommend if you are 110% positive the herb you are gathering in the wild is one you are familiar with. Also, do not over-harvest an area. I tend to only harvest a very small amount of any herb (usually violets, violas (Johnny Jump-ups)) unless circumstances note otherwise (wild dandelions, clover and plantain are herbs I'm not overly worried about over harvesting as they grow plentifully in my area).

Herbs I've grown include roses, basil and mint.
I use roses a lot in my magickal and mundane practices.

When purchasing herbs I tend to stick to farmers markets and organic markets (Like Good Foods Coop, Earth Fare and Fresh Market) and go to main stream grocery stores only if necessary.


2 comments:

Connie Mitan said...

Thanks for sharing!
~Sunfire

Magaly Guerrero said...

"Wildcrafting," what a delicious word. I might have to borrow it. I do a lot wild herb gathering, but I stick to what I know. Like you said, so many plants look safe but aren't.