Re: Help with Herbs!!!! By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable
Post # 2 Nov 27, 2011
You're on the right track. You came to this site and found the Herbalism section. Now read this section. Past topics are full of information and discussion. Herbalism with magick users has two sides, that of physical (medicinal) and spiritual (magical) properties. Both are included in this area of the forum. Have fun and read as far back as you can. Take notes. There is no way you will be able to memorize it all.
WhiteRav3n is correct. There is lots of info in this forum, as well as many links in Google. Are you more interested in medicinal or metaphysical properties? However, do research on a herb before using it.
Alinara is correct. Some herbs can be pretty to look at but bad to handle without protective clothing. Rue, for example, can actually cause a nasty rash if it comes into contact with unprotected skin. If you plan on using an herb that you're unfamiliar with then I would research all you can about it. Look up uses, side effects, etc. You can never be to careful. Better to be safe than sorry later.
Check around this forum, do some external research outside of this site. You wouldn't believe how many sites you can find on herbalism. Also, as it was mentioned before, do you seek to learn about the medicinal or metaphysical uses? There are books on both that you can buy at any major bookstore.