Re: Basic Herbs
By: Athena0327 / Beginner Feb 15, 2016
Post # 4
It depends on what you're using the herbs for. Sage, rosemary, lavender, peppers, and salt are common starters because you probably already have them around your house. Learn the meanings of some of the herbs you're interested in, you don't want to use something like apricot pits (just an example) for a protection spell or potion.
This is because with those common and easy to find herbs, you can cast just about anything. However, everyone views the idea of "basic herbs" differently. It depends on the witch and which ones they prefer to always keep around. Some might list chamomile, penny royal and lemongrass as must have basic herbs. Others might include comfrey, catnip and hyssop as basic. Then you have those who always have to have wormwood, sandalwood and myrrh on hand.
The best way to start a collection for magickal use is to check out your local health food store or metaphysical shop. They generally sell fresh dried herbs by the oz. Some metaphysical shops do sell "starter packs" but every store will have a different collection within it.