Good one, Nonny!
There are some standard, easy-to-find herbs that I use in a lot of my workings.
- Basil (All-purpose)
- Rosemary (All-purpose)
- Lavender (All-Purpose)
- Peppermint (All-Purpose)
- Cayenne Powder (Banishing, Warding, Cursing)
- Cedar Tips (Protection, Cleansing, Healing)
- Cinnamon (Wealth, Luck, Protection, Healing)
- Goldenrod (Money, Prosperity, Luck, Employment)
- Thorns & Vinegar (All-Purpose Cursing)
These are herbs that are easy to grow or find in the supermarket or the park. You can also pick up apples, oranges, and lemons, there are lots of spells to be done with those fruits and, for the oranges and lemons, with their peel.
There are other herbs that I keep on hand for my own particular brand od spellcasting. Some might be a bit harder to find, but I do find them useful.
- Angelica Root
- Black Walnut Hull
- Blueberry Bark
- Cascara Segrada
- Galangal Root
- Marshmallow Root
- Sesame Seed
- Solomon’s Seal
- White Oak
- White Willow
Since I make a lot of powders, I also try to find powdered herbs whenever possible, to save my arm the trouble of hours of grinding with a mortar and pestle. (Actually, I have a particular spice grinder on my Christmas list.)