The term herb is generally used to describe a plant that is herbaceous in nature, that is, it is not a tree or a shrub. However, when a witch or occultist uses the word "herb" we are generally referring to a plant that is useful without regard to its lifestyle. However, this designation often excludes those plants used for food; fruits and vegetables.

This list includes plants AND fungi that are useful to a witch, including those that are used for magick, crafting, food and healing including herbaceous plants, trees, shrubs and various fungi. Some are simply useful for decoration and some I have included for folkloric interest. That is to say; some herbs are more useful than others.

These herbs are also listed alphabetically and by keyword on our Herb Keyword Correspondences page.

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There are 141 magical herbs listed in this database.

Mandrake -Atropa mandragora

Maple -Acer spp

Marigold -Tagetes spp

Marjoram -Origanum majorana

Marsh Mallow -Althea officinalis

Masterwort -Peucedanum ostruthium or Imperatoria ostruthium

Mayapple -Podophyllum peltatum

Mint -Mentha spp

Mistletoe -Viscum album (European) OR Phoradendron Leucarpum (American)

Monarda -Monarda spp.

Monkshood -Aconitum napellus

Motherwort -Leonurus cardiaca

Mugwort -Artemisia vulgaris

Mullein -Verbascum thapsus

Narcissus -Narcissus spp

Nettles -Stinging nettle is mentioned in the Nine herbs charm. It has been used in Europe for centuries as food in early spring when other sources of food were scarce, as a nutritive spring tonic and to build the strength and milk production of pregnant and lactating women and livestock and as medicine for various conditions. Hippocrates recorded 61 medicinal uses of the plant in the fourth and fifth centuries BCE.

Nettle -Ortica dioica

Nicotiana -Nicotiana spp
Other Names Tobacco

Nutmeg -Myristica fragrans

Oak -Quercus alba (White Oak)

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