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Sources for Properties of Lesser-Known Plants?
11-28-2017, 01:55 PM
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I could just rely on what I pick up on it intuitively, but it's nice to see what other people come up with too. I forage and garden as my main source of plants for workings, or once in a while get shit from the cooking/candle and incense isle at the grocery store. I'd rather just harvest it myself, though, so the former is way more often the case.

Even though correspondence sheets are almost like an occult rule 34, I notice a lot of plants that manage to slip between the cracks. Especially the useful weeds and plants that aren't just seen as sexy by the gardening industry compared to basic shit like daisies, thus making them less well-known.

Maybe it's such a pain in the ass because where I live now is so unlike Europe, the Mediterranean, etc. so all those old grimoires talk about plants that thrive in places where cold kills things instead of heat. I'm considering looking into Native American herbal lore for answers, but in that case I would love if anyone knows a legit site rather than the new age whitey version. Any sources on some good info would be awesome and if you post, I thank you in advance.

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11-28-2017, 10:30 PM
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https://youtu.be/H765FklZHh4?t=12m30s
I don't know if You'll find this useful, thought I'd share.. At 12:30 this guy explains how to determine if the plant is safe for human consumption and I think You can do this with any plant

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11-30-2017, 11:18 PM
Post: #3
That’s the edibility test. I’m also looking for the other uses as well(medicinal, can it be made into fiber, what it does in spell work, etc.)

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12-01-2017, 03:29 AM (This post was last modified: 12-01-2017 03:30 AM by Martheenas.)
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I think the same method could be used to discover such properties if you meditate with the plant, connect to the spirit of the plant etc.

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12-22-2017, 02:39 PM
Post: #5
i mean materia medica will give medicinal properties and ethnobotanical will give cultural uses. it depends what you are looking for. sometimes you have to look outside of your culture to garner any idea of what spiritual uses plants have. far from a universalist but in general the same plants and plant families appear over and over and over again in terms of being used spiritually (and medicinally).although the uses may not be exactly the same, there is a clear continuum of use. and there are very obvious medicinal features that lend to an understanding of the spiritual. have u read culpepper? if u post some herbs i can list some uses for you. in terms of “weeds” most are very widely used medicinally (goldenrod, ragweed, dogsbane, hemp agrimony, milkweed, dandelion, plantain, violet) etc etc etc and spiritually.

while i like the bensky reference (being the best chinese herbal in english) - you won’t glean spiritual uses from chinese pattern recognition or energetically. if you are interested in chinese spiritual use of herbs that is a subject i am more than willing to discuss.
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12-23-2017, 01:44 AM
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Still currently trying to properly identify the ones that are common wild and grow most excessively. Foraging Texas website is a freaking NIGHTMARE when it comes to organization!

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12-23-2017, 05:03 AM (This post was last modified: 12-23-2017 05:03 AM by JintheNinja.)
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wait you’re in texas?
if so EVERY plant has both medicinal and spiritual use on the borderlands....
not sure what sources you’re looking at but i can think of 5-6 just off the top of my head. maybe chat with a local curandero.
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