My witch harvested herbs today and I helped her by sorting and rearranging the bundles in her basket. (Not that she appreciated my efforts!)
She lectured me a great deal as we worked, thus furthering my education. I payed close attention and took meticulous notes:
Raspberry leaves, she said, are good for pregnant ladies who are expecting kittens.
Strawberry leaves are for teenagers who have bumps on their faces.
Chamomile, she added, makes a wonderful hair rinse for golden hair like hers.
Note to self: Witches must be color blind because even I know there’s a big difference between gold and silver!
Nightshade berries, she said, are for Hecate and Dark Moon rituals. She caught me batting around and chasing a few that had fallen out of her basket and snatched me up with a stern warning. They must be dangerous indeed – only to be handled by experienced witches….not little familiars-in-training like me.
Magical Lesson: Just because an herb is pretty and looks like a plump, juicy morsel, doesn’t mean it’s tasty or safe to play with! Check with your witch…