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Herbal Substitutions for Magical Purposes

Some herbs are hard to find, and its often difficult to maintain an extensive supply of herbs, so here's some suggested substitutions for when you haven't got the necessary ingredient.

(Note: these substitutions are for magical use only - always check up on the safety or toxicity of any herb before use.)

*Rosemary can be substituted for any other herb
*Rose can be substituted for any other flower
*Frankincense can be substituted for any gum resin
*Copal can be substituted for any gum resin
*Tobacco can be substituted for any poisonous herb


ACACIA-Gum Arabic
ACACIA, GUM-Gum Arabic
ACONITE-Tobacco
ARABIC, GUM-Frankincense; Gum Mastic
AMMONIAC GUM-Asafetida
ASAFOETIDA-Tobacco; Valerian

BALM OF GILEAD-Rose Buds; Gum Mastic
BELLADONNA-Tobacco
BENZOIN-Gum Arabic; Gum Mastic

CAMPHOR OIL-Eucalyptus Oil; Lavender Oil
CARNATION-Rose petals anointed with a few drops of Cinnamon Oil
CASSIA-Cinnamon
CASTOR BEANS-A few drops Castor Oil
CEDAR-Sandalwood
CINQUEFOIL-Clover; Trefoil
CITRON-Equal parts Orange Peel and Lemon Peel
CLOVE-Mace; Nutmeg
CLOVER-Cinquefoil
COPAL-Frankincense; Cedar
COWBANE-Tobacco
CYPRESS-Juniper; Pine Needles

DEERS TONGUE-Tonka Bean; Woodruff; Vanilla
DITTANY OF CRETE-Gum Mastic
DRAGON'S BLOOD-Equal parts Frankincense and Red Sandalwood

EUCALYPTUS OIL-Camphor Oil; Lavender Oil
EUPHORBIUM-Tobacco

FRANKINCENSE-Copal; Pine Resin

GALANGAL-Ginger Root
GRAINS OF PARADISE-Black Pepper
GUM AMMONIAC-Asafetida
GUM BDELLIUM-Copal; Pine Resin; Dragon's Blood

HELLEBORE-Tobacco; Nettle
HEMLOCK-Tobacco
HEMP-Nutmeg; Damiana; Star Anise; Bay
HENBANE-Tobacco
HYSSOP-Lavender

IVY-Cinquefoil

JASMINE-Rose
JUNIPER-Pine

LAVENDER-Rose
LEMON GRASS-Lemon Peel
LEMON PEEL-Lemon Peel
LEMON VERBENA-Lemon Grass; Lemon Peel

MACE-Nutmeg
MANDRAKE-Tobacco
MASTIC, GUM-Gum Arabic; Frankincense
MINT-Sage
MISTLETOE-Mint; Sage
MUGWORT-Wormwood
NEROLI OIL-Orange Oil
NIGHTSHADE-Tobacco
NUTMEG-Mace; Cinnamon

OAKMOSS-Patchouli
ORANGE-Tangerine Peel
ORANGE FLOWERS-Orange Peel

PATCHOULI-Oakmoss
PEPPERMINT-Spearmint
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
ROSE GERANIUM-Rose
RUE-Rosemary mixed with a pinch of Black Pepper

SAFFRON-Orange Peel
SANDALWOOD-Cedar
SARSPARILLA-Sassafras
SASSAFRASS-Sarsaparilla
SPEARMINT-Peppermint
SULFER-Tobacco; Club Moss; Asafetida

THYME-Rosemary
TOBACCO-Bay
TONKA BEAN-Deerstongue; Woodruff; Vanilla Bean
TREFOIL-Cinquefoil

VALERIAN-Asafetida
VANILLA-Woodruff; Deerstongue; Tonka Bean
VETIVERT-Calamus

WOLFSBANE-Tobacco
WOOD ALOE-Sandalwood sprinkled with Ambergris Oil
WOODRUFF-Deerstongue; Vanilla
WORMWOOD-Mugwort

YARROW-Rose
YEW-Tobacco


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