Sage, Common

Botanical: Salvia officinalis (LINN.)Family: N.O. Labiatae Synonyms: (Old English) Sawge. Garden Sage. Red Sage. Broad-leaved White Sage. Narrow-leaved White Sage. Salvia salvatrix.Parts Used: Leaves, whole herb. The Common Sage, the familiar plant of the kitchen garden, is an evergreen undershrub, not a native of these islands, its natural habitat being the northern shores of the …

Marjoram

Botanical: Origanum marjorana (LINN.)Family: N.O. Labiatae Synonyms: Knotted Marjoram. Marjorana hortensis.Parts Used: Herb, leaves. Sweet or Knotted Marjoram is not an annual, but is usually treated as such, as the plants – native to Portugal – will not stand the winter elsewhere, so must be sown every year. Seeds may be sown, for an early …

Peppermint

Botanical: Mentha piperita (SM.) Family: N.O. Labiatae Synonym: Brandy Mint. Part Used: Herb. Habitat: The plant is found throughout Europe, in moist situations, along stream banks and in waste lands, and is not infrequent in damp places in England, but is not a common native plant, and probably is often an escape from cultivation. In …

Spearmint

Botanical: Mentha viridis (LINN.)Family: N.O. Labiatae Synonyms: Garden Mint. Mentha Spicata. Mackerel Mint. Our Lady’s Mint. Green Mint. Spire Mint. Sage of Bethlehem. Fish Mint. Menthe de Notre Dame. Erba Santa Maria. Frauen Munze. Lamb Mint.Part Used: Herb. This common garden mint is not a native of these islands, though growing freely in every garden, …

Dill

Botanical: Peucedanum graveolens (BENTH.)Family: N.O. Compositae Synonyms: Anethum graveolus. Fructus Anethi.Part Used: Dried ripe fruit. Dill is a hardy annual, a native of the Mediterranean region and Southern Russia. It grows wild among the corn in Spain and Portugal and upon the coast of Italy, but rarely occurs as a cornfield weed in Northern Europe. …

Basil, Sweet

Botanical: Ocymum basilium (LINN.) Family: N.O. Labiatae —Part Used—Herb. —Description—Common or Sweet Basil which is used in medicine and also for culinary purposes, especially in France, is a hairy, labiate plant, growing about 3 feet high. The stem is obtusely quadrangular, the labiate flowers are white, in whorls in the axils of the leaves, the …

F.A.Q.

Attention other religions, sects and paths (including earth-based religions disagreeing with anything stated below) : Let us not quarrel among ourselves. Leave us be and we shall do the same for you. Worship as you see best and allow us the same right. This is the true Wicca way…and the free way. What Is A …