What Herb to Use in Your Fantasy Story

What herbs (and uses) can you add to this ‘Starter Kit’ for your characters to use?
Let Ryan and Whitney know in the comments under their original post 🐵

A Writer's Path

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by Whitney Carter

I first started exploring herbs and what I could collect and do with them myself some years ago, and I have to confess that I was nervous about it at first. As a kid, there was a berry bush that grew at the edge of my backyard, and sometimes I would sit out there and pick the berries, just to squish them in my hand and smear the dark purple juice around.

I know now that they were Pokeberries, and they’re quite poisonous if ingested. This discovery highlighted my own ignorance about the plants around me, and even as I started dabbling and researching I was always well aware of the potential to miss something important. I have to imagine that the people who were first discovering the uses for all of our plants today had the same kind of excited fear going on.

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9 thoughts on “What Herb to Use in Your Fantasy Story

  1. I have always wondered how the first people knew what was safe to eat or not safe. I imagined they would force someone to eat stuff and see what happened. After all, who would think to dig up potatoes and then eat them? However after letting me expound on my theory of early man for some length, Ron had the audacity to interrupt and quietly mention ” They watched the animals and learned from them”. OH well another great non-scientific theory shot to heck. 🙂 Hugs

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