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Old Herb Names

by Raven and Crone

Adders Tongue: Dogstooth, Violet, Plantain
Ass Foot or Bulls Foot: Coltsfoot

Bats Wings: Holly Leaf
Bats wool: Moss
Bears Foot: Ladys Mantle
Birds Eye: Germander Speedwell
Black Sampson: Echinacea
Blood: Elder sap or another tree sap
Blood of Hephaistos: Wormwood
Blood from a Head: Lupine 
Blood of Ares: Purslane
Blood of a Goose: A Mulberry Trees Milk
Blood of Hestia: Chamomile
Blood of an Eye: Tamarisk Gall
Blood from a Shoulder: Bears Breach
Bloody fingers: Foxglove
Bloodwort: Yarrow
Bodily Fluids: Houseleek
Bone of an Ibis: Buckthorn
Brains: Congealed gum from a cherry tree
Bread and Cheese Tree: Hawthorne
Bulls Blood or Seed of Horus: Horehound
Burning Bush: White Dittany

Calfs Snout: Snapdragon
Candelmas Maiden: Snowdrop.
Capons Tail: Valerian
Cats Foot: Canada Snake Root and or Ground Ivy
Cheeses: Marsh Mallow
Chocolate Flower: Wild Geranium
Christs Ladder: Centaury
Christs Eye: Vervain, Sage
Clear-eye: Clary Sage
Click: Goosegrass
Clot: Great Mullein
Corpse candles: Mullein
Corpse Plant: Indian Pipe.
Crocodile dung: Black earth
Crowdy Kit: Figwort
Crows Foot: Cranesbill, Wild Geranium
Cuckoos Bread: Common Plantain
Cucumber Tree: Magnolia
Cuddys Lungs: Great Mullein

Daphne: Laurel/Bay
Dead Man: Ash or Mandrake root carved in a crude human shape or poppet
Devils Dung: Asafoetida 
Devils Plaything: Yarrow
Dew of the Sea: Rosemary
Dogs Mouth: Snap Dragon
Doves Foot: Wild Geranium
Dragons Blood: Calamus
Dragons Scales: Bistort Leaves
Dragon Wort: Bistort

Eagle: Wild Garlic
Ear of an Ass: Comfrey
Ear of a Goat: St. Johns Wort
Earth Smoke: Fumitory
Elfs Wort: Elecampane
Enchanters Plant: Vervain
Englishmans Foot: Common Plantain
Erba Santa Maria: Spearmint
Everlasting Friendship: Goosegrass
Eye of Christ: Germander Speedwell
Eye of the Day: Common Daisy
Eye of the Star: Horehound
Eye Root: Goldenseal
Eyes: Aster, Daisy, Eyebright

Fairy Smoke: Indian Pipe
Fat from a Head: Spurge
Felon Herb: Mugwort
Fingers: Cinquefoil
Five Fingers: Cinquefoil
Foxs Clote: Burdock
Frogs Foot: Bulbous Buttercup
From the Belly: Earth-apple
From the Foot: Houseleek
From the Loins: Chamomile

Goats Foot: Ash Weed
Gods Hair: Hart's Tongue Fern
Golden Star: Avens
Gosling Wing: Goosegrass
Graveyard Dust: Mullein
Great Ox-eye: Ox-eye Daisy

Hags Taper: Great Mullein
Hagthorn: Hawthorn
Hair: Maidenhair fern
Hairs of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Seed
Hair of Venus: Maidenhair Fern
Hand: The expanded frond from a male fern used to make the true hand of glory, which is nothing more than a candle made of wax mixed with fern
Hares Beard: Great Mullein
Hawks Heart: Heart of Wormwood
Heart: Walnut
Herb of Grace: Vervain
Hinds Tongue: Hart's Tongue Fern
Holy Herb: Yerba Santa
Holy Rope: Hemp Agrimony
Hook and Arn: Yerba Santa
Horse Hoof: Coltsfoot
Horse Tongue: Hart's Tongue Fern
Hundred Eyes: Periwinkle

Innocense: Bluets

Jacobs Staff: Great Mullein
Joy of the Mountain: Marjoram
Jupiters Staff: Great Mullein

Kings Crown: Black Haw
Knight's Milfoil: Yarrow
Kronos' Blood: of Cedar

Lads Love: Southernwood
Ladys Glove: Foxglove aka Witches' Gloves
Lambs Ears: Betony
Lions Hairs: Tongue of a Turnip [i.e., the leaves of the taproot]
Lions Tooth: Dandelion aka Priest's Crown
Little Dragon: Tarragon
Love in Idleness: Pansy
Love Leaves: Burdock
Love Lies Bleeding: Amaranth or Anemone
Love Man: Goosegrass
Love Parsley: Lovage
Love Root: Orris Root

Maidens Ruin: Southernwood
Mans Bile: Turnip Sap
Mans Health: Ginseng
Master of the Woods: Woodruff
May: Black Haw
May Lily: Lily of the Valley
May Rose: Black Haw
Maypops: Passion Flower
Mistress of the Night: Tuberose
Mutton Chops: Goosegrass

Nose Bleed: Yarrow

Old-Maids-Nightcap: Wild Geranium
Old Mans Flannel: Great Mullein
Old Mans Pepper: Yarrow
Oliver: Olive

Password: Primrose
Peters Staff: Great Mullein
Pigs Tail: Leopard's Bane
Poor Man's Treacle: Garlic
Priests Crown: Dandelion leaves
Pucha-Pat: Patchouli

Queen of the Meadow: Meadowsweet
Queen of the Meadow Root: Gravelroot
Queen of the Night: Vanilla Cactus

Rams Head: American Valerian
Red Cockscomb: Amaranth
Ring-o-Bells: Bluebells
Robin-Run-in-the-Grass: Goosegrass

Scaldhead: Blackberry
See Bright: Clary Sage
Seed of Horus: Horehound
Semen of Ammon: Houseleek
Semen of Ares: Clover
Semen of Helios: White Hellebore
Semen of Hephaistos: This is Fleabane
Semen of Hermes: Dill
Semen of Herakles: Mustard-rocket
Seven Year's Love: Yarrow
Shameface: Wild Geranium 
Shepherds Heart: Shepherds Purse
Silver Bells: Black Haw
Skin of a Man: Fern
Skull: Skullcap
Snake: Bistort
Snakes Blood: Hematite stone
Soapwort: Comfrey or Daisy
Sorcerer's Violet: Periwinkle 
Sparrows Tongue: Knotweed
St. Johns Herb: Hemp Agrimony.(this is not St. John's Wort)
St. Johns Plant: Mugwort
Star of the Earth: Avens
Star Flower: Borage
Starweed: Chickweed
Sweethearts: Goosegrass
Swines Snout: Dandelion leaves

Tanners Bark: Common Oak
Tarragon: Mugwort
Tartar Root: Ginseng
Tears of a Hamadryas Baboon: Dill Juice
Thousand Weed: Yarrow
Thunder Plant: House Leek
Titans Blood: Wild Lettuce
Toad: Toadflax
Tongue of dog: hounds tongue
Tooth or Teeth: Pinecones
Torches: Great Mullein

Unicorns Horn: False Unicorn:Helonias Dioica
Unicorn Horn: True Unicorn Root
Unicorn Root: Ague Root 

Wax Dolls: Fumitory
Weasel Snout: Yellow Archangel
Weazel Snout: Yellow Dead Nettles/Yellow Archangel
Weed: Ox-Eye Daisy
White: Ox-eye Daisy
White Mans Foot: Common Plantain
White Wood: White Cinnamon
Witchs Asprin: White Willow/Willow Bark
Witchs Brier: Brier Hips
Wolf Claw: Club Moss
Wolf Foot: Bugle Weed 
Wolfs Milk: Euphorbia
Worms: Gnarled, thin roots of a local tree

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This article was published on Sunday 22 March, 2009.
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