Herb Substitutions and Cross Reference Guide

HERB SUBSTITUTIONS-

ACACIA– Gum Arabic

ACONITE– Tobacco

ARABIC GUM– Frankincense; Gum Mastic; (for binding,not for incense)

ASAFOETIDA– Tobacco; Valerian

BALM OF GILEAD– Rose buds; Gum Mastic

BENZOIN– Gum Arabic; Gum Mastic

CAMPHOR OIL– Eucayptus oil; Lavender oil

CARNATION– Rose petals annointed with a few drops of Clove oil

CASSIA– Cinnamon

CASTOR BEAN– A few drops of Castor oil

CEDAR– Sandalwood

CINQUEFOIL– Clover

CITRON– Equal parts Orange peel and Lemon peel

CLOVE– Mace; Nutmeg

CLOVER– Cinquefoil

COPAL– Frankincense; Cedar

CYPRESS– Juniper; Pine needles

DITTANY OF CRETE– Gum Mastic

DRAGON’S BLOOD– Equal arts Frankincense and Red Sandalwood

EUCALYPUTS OIL– Camphor oil; Lavender oil

FRANKINCENSE– Copal; Pine resin

GALANGAL– Ginger root

GRAINS OF PARADISE– Black Pepper

HYSSOP– Lavender

IVY– Cinquefoil

JASMINE– Rose

JUNIPER– Pine

LAVENDER– Rose

LEMONGRASS– Lemon peel

LEMON PEEL– Lemongrass

LEMON VERBENA– Lemongrass; Lemon peel

MACE– Nutmeg

MANDRAKE– Tobacco

MASTIC GUM– Gum Arabic; Frankincense

MINT- Sage

MISTLETOE– Mint; Sage

MUGWORT– Wormwood

NEROLI OIL– Orange oil

NUTMEG– Mace; Cinnamon

OAKMOSS– Patchouly

ORANGE– Tangerine peel

ORANGE FLOWERS– Orange peel

PATCHOULY– Oakmoss

PEPPERWORT– Rue; Grains of Paradise; Black Pepper

PINE– Juniper

PINE RESIN– Frankincense; Copal

RED SANDALWOOD– Sandalwood mixed with a pinch of Dragon’s Blood

ROSE– Yarrow

RUE– Rosemary mixed with a pinch of Black Pepper

SAFFRON– Orange peel

SANDALWOOD– Cedar

SARSAPARILLA– Sassafras

SASSAFRASS– Sarsaparilla

SPEARMINT– Peppermint

SULFUR– Tobacco; Club Moss; Asafoetida

THYME– Rosemary

TOBACCO– Bay

TONKA BEAN– Deerstongue; Woodruff; Vanila Bean

VALERIAN– Asafoetida

VANILLA– Wodruff; Deerstongue; Tonka Bean

VETIVERT– Calamus

WOOD ALOE– Sandalwood sprinkled with Ambergis oil

WOODRUFF– Deerstongue; Vanilla

WORMWOOD– Mugwort

YARROW– Rose

 

HERB CROSS REFERENCE GUIDE-

All Heal = Mistletoe- Valerian

Amber = Saint johnswort

American Dittany = Basil

American Mandrake = Mayapple

Archangel = Angelica

Arrowroot = Yarrow

Artemis Herb = Mugwort

Aphrodil = Daffodil

Autumn Crocus = Saffron

Balsam = Balm Of Gilead

Bay Tree = Bay Leaf

Bearberry = Uva Ursi

Bee Balm = Lemon Balm

Bethroot = Trillium

Billberry = Blueberry

Bindweed = Morning Glory

Bishopwort = Wood Betony

Black Snakeroot = Black Cohosh

Bloodroot =Tormentil

Boneset = Comfrey

Boxwood = Dogwood

British Tobacco = Coltsfoot

Broom = Gorse

Calamus = Dragon’s Blood

Calendula = Marigold

Cape Gum = Acacia

Morning Glory = Wood Rose

Chewing John = Galangal

Cone Flower = Echinacea

Couchgrass = Witchgrass

Crampweed = Cinquefoil

Death Flower = Yarrow

Devil’s Nettle = Yarrow

Dragonwort = Bistort

Earthsmoke = Fumitory

Egyptian Gum=Gum Arabic

Egyptian Thorn = Acacia

Elf Dock = Elecampane

Five Fingers Grass = Cinquefoil

Garden Heliotrope = Valerian

Garden Rue = Rue

Garden Violet = Pansy

Ground Apple = Camomile

Horseheal = Elemcampane

Jalap =  High John The Conqueror

Khus Khus = Vetivert

Lady’s Mantle = Yarrow

Lime = Linden

Lime Tree = Linden

Linseed = Flax

Low John = Galangal

Marshmallow = Althea

Masterwort- Angelica

Milfoil= Yarrow

Narcissus = Daffodil

Obeah Wood = Ebony

Palma Christi = Castor

Pissabed = Dandelion

Princess Pine = Pippeswa

St. George’s Herb = Valerian

Shavegrass = Horsetail

Sweetgrass = Calamus

Teaberry = Wintergreen

True Unicorn Root = Ague Root

Vanilla Leaf = Deerstongue

Witch’s Aspirin = Willow

Witch’s Broom = Mistletoe

Witch’s Herb = Basil 

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I am a Witch and proud to say so.Mother , Grandmother and Kitty Mama. I love Nature. Especially anything water related. I collect, sea shells, driftwood, seaweed, stones, feathers and anything good I find I am a Daughter of the Goddess. My hobbies include Photography, Drawing, And Crafting with Beads.
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