The range of medicinal and magical herbs is
endless. Considering the evolutionary history of this planet, I very much doubt
that an herb, tree or mold exists that does not have a practical purpose. We are
not aware of every property of every herb, but in my opinion each has a reason
for being. I believe that every plant possesses a unique property that has
healing power. Perhaps a cure for cancer, AIDS, or diabetes awaits the ambitious
researcher in the rain forests, swamps or fields of this planet.
Herbs are gifts from the great Mother herself. They are
ours to use for healing, protection, purification and magic. We are often
willing to exterminate a "weed" that looks unsightly, but in fact, a
weed may be just the thing to use as a fertilizer for the rest of the garden.
Each herb has its own unique vibratory energy. When an
herb is used in conjunction with another that is close to it's frequency, the
power of each is enhanced. Herbs can be used with stones as well. Stones have
energy, too. A stone and an herb of like range, can compliment each other.
You can grow your own herbs, you can buy them at health
food shops, or you can order them through the mail from different suppliers. Any
method is fine. If the herbs are being used medicinally, take extra care to
obtain fresh and safe herbs from your suppliers. Check out the supplier
carefully before ordering. Discuss the establishment's growing practices, drying
methods, and storage before stocking up. You will be trusting these herbs and
their properties with your health and psychic well-being. Make sure you feel
comfortable with them.
If the herbs are purchased from a shop, look carefully
to see if the color is right. The many jars of herbs should contain different
tones of greens, browns, yellows and grays. If they all look similar, perhaps
your best bet would be to try elsewhere. My favorite type of shop is one that
does not prepackage herbs, but keeps them in great jars and customers can help
themselves. This way I can smell the herb, see its texture and color, and feel
for moisture. When you are buying dried herbs, make sure they are dry, otherwise
moisture and mildew will build up in the container. This reduces the value of
If you are unsure of anything, ask. Most people are
helpful and will answer your questions to the best of their ability. Many herb
shops have sections filled with research material and herbals. Do your homework.
Know what you're purchasing and you will get the full benefit herbs have to
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