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The Language of Herbs


 

Here is a list of Herbs and what they "mean" to most. I will try to elaborate on the varieties here, but this is a good start. Please feel free to browse or if I am missing any, please email them to me.

 

Acacia - Friendship Acacia (Yellow) - Secret love Achillea Millefolia - War Aconite, Crowfoot - Luster African Marigold - Vulgar Minds Agrimony - Thankfulness, Gratitude Almond - Stupidity, Indiscretion Allspice - Compassion Aloe - Grief, Religious Superstition American Cowslip - Divine Beauty Angelica - Inspiration Apple - Temptation Balm - Sympathy Balm Of Gilead - Cure Relief Balsam, Red - Touch me not Basil - Hatred Bay Leaf - I change but in death Belladonna - Silence Betony - Surprise Bilberry - Treachery Bittersweet, Nightshade - Truth Borage - Bluntness Broom - Humility, Neatness Camomile - Energy in adversity Century - Delicacy Chickweed - Rendezvous Chicory - Frugality Cloves - Dignity Coltsfoot - Justice Shall Be Done Coriander - Hidden Worth Corn - Riches Dead Leaves - Sadness Dock - Patience Dogsbane - Deceit, Falsehood Elder - Zealousness Endive - Frugality Foxglove - Insincerity Fumitory - Spleen Garden Chervil - Sincerity Garden Sage - Esteem Geranium, Oak-leaved - True Friendship Goat's Rue - Reason Golden Rod - Precaution Hawkweed - Quicksightedness Hawthorn - Hope Hazel - Reconciliation Heliotrope - Faithfulness Hemlock - You will be my death Hemp - Fate Henbane - Imperfection Hyssop - Cleanliness Iceland Moss - Health Juniper - Succor, Protection Lady's Slipper - Capricious beauty. Win me and wear me Laurel - Glory Lavender - Distrust Lemon - Zest Lemon Blossoms - Fidelity in love Linden, or Lime Trees - Conjugal love Liverwort - Confidence Licorice, Wild - I declare against you Love in a Mist - Perplexity Madder - Calumny Mallow - Mildness Mallow, Marsh - Beneficence Mandrake - Horror Marigold - Grief Marjoram - Blushes Meadowsweet - Uselessness Mercury - Goodness Milkwort - Hermitage Mint - Virtue Mistletoe - I surmount difficulties Monkshood - Chivalry Motherwort - Concealed love Myrrh - Gladness Myrtle - Love Nightshade - Truth Oats - The witching soul of music Olive - Peace Orange Flowers - Chastity, Bridal festivities Parsley - Festivity Pasque Flower - You have no claims Passion Flower - Religious superstition Pennyroyal - Flee away Peppermint - Warmth of feeling Poppy, Red - Consolation Primrose - Early youth Primrose, Evening - Inconsistency Purple, Clover - Provident Raspberry - Remorse Rhubarb - Advice Rocket - Rivalry Rose - Love Saffron - Beware of excess Sage - Domestic virtue St. Johns Wort - Animosity, Superstition Saxifrage - Affection Sorrel - Affection Southernwood - Joy Spearmint - Warmth of sentiment Speedwell - Female fidelity Spiderwort - Esteem, not love Spiked Willow Herb - Pretension Spindle Tree - Your charms are engraved on my heart Sunflower, Tall - Houghtiness Sweet Basil - Good wishes Sweetbriar, European - I wound to heal Tansy (Wild) - I declare war against you Thistle, Common - Austerity Thistle, Fuller's - Misanthropy Thistle, Scotch - Retaliation Thyme - Activity Tree of Life - Old age Trefoil - Revenge Tulip - Fame Ubaculum - ecstasy Valerian - An accommodating disposition Vervain - Enchantment Violet, Sweet - Modesty Walnut - Intellect, Stratagens Wheat Stalk - Riches White Mullein - Good Nature White Poplar - Time Willow, Weeping - Mourning Willow, Herb - Pretension Witch Hazel - A spell Wood Sorrel - Joy, Material tenderness Wormwood - Absence Yew - Sorrow