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.
There are 117 magical herbs listed in this database.
Acacia -Acacia spp
Aconite -Aconitum spp
African Violet -Saintpaulia ionantha
Agapanthus -Agapanthus africanus
Agrimony -Agrimonia eupatoria
Alder -Alnus Glutinosa
Alfalfa -Medicago sativa
Allspice -Pimenta dioica, Pimento officinalis, or Eugenia Pimenta
Almond -Prunus dulcis
Aloe -A. Vera Barbadensis
Alyssum -Lobularia maritima
Amaranth -Amaranthus spp
Angelica -Angelica archangelica
Anise -Pimpinellaa anisum
Apple -Malus domestica
Arnica -Arnica montana
Ash -Fraxinus spp
Asparagus -Asparagus officinalis
Astragalus -Astragalus membranaceus
Basil -Ocimum basilicum & spp