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Herbs and Runes Part 2

Here are some commonly used herbs and the runes that correspond with them. Reminder: this is gnosis, not lore, and none of this is set in stone. If your gnosis differs, go with that. If this doesn't resonate with you, go with your gut.


Agrimony: Thurisaz


Alfalfa: Uruz


Aloe Vera: Isa


Amaranth: Laguz


Anise: Fehu


Angelica: Naudhiz


Apricot: Dagaz


Barley: Uruz


Basil: Dagaz


Allspice: Gebo


Bay: Sowilo


Bayberry: Kenaz


Blackberry: Dagaz


Black Cohosh: Hagalaz


Black Haw: Naudhiz


Black Pepper: Sowilo


Black Tea: Raidho


Blessed Thistle: Uruz


Blue Cohosh: Gebo


Boneset: Isa


Borage: Uruz


Buchu: Dagaz


Burdock: Hagalaz


Calamus: Kenaz


Calendula: Gebo


Camphor: Kenaz


Caraway: Gebo


Cardamom: Gebo


Cascara Sagrada: Isa


Catnip: Gebo


Cayenne Pepper: Sowilo


Chamomile: Naudhiz


Chaparral: Hagalaz


Chia: Dagaz


Chickweed: Perthro


Chicory: Hagalaz


Chocolate: Gebo


Cinnamon: Kenaz


Citrus: Gebo


Cleavers: Dagaz


Clover, Red: Naudhiz


Cloves: Kenaz


Coffee: Fehu


Coltsfoot: Isa


Comfrey: Hagalaz


Coriander: Uruz


Corn Silk: Kenaz


Cramp Bark: Gebo


Creeping Phlox: Dagaz


Cumin: Naudhiz


Damiana: Gebo


Dandelion: Perthro


Echinacea: Perthro


Elder: Dagaz


Elecampane: Gebo


Eyebright: Uruz


Eucalyptus: Gebo


False Unicorn: Gebo


Fennel: Dagaz


Fenugreek: Perthro


Flax: Dagaz


Garlic: Raidho


Ginger: Naudhiz


Ginseng: Sowilo


Gentian: Thurisaz


Goldenseal: Hagalaz


Gota Kola: Uruz


Gravel Root: Dagaz


Hawthorne: Thurisaz


Horsetail: Dagaz


Hyssop: Thurisaz


Irish Moss: Perthro


Juniper: Kenaz


Kava Kava: Dagaz


Kelp: Dagaz


Lady’s Slipper: Gebo


Lavender: Perthro


Lemon Balm: Uruz


Licorice: Dagaz


Lobelia: Dagaz


Lovage: Gebo


Malva: Perthro


Mandrake: Isa


Manzanita: Gebo


Maple: Uruz


Marjoram: Uruz


Marshmallow: Uruz


Motherwort: Thurisaz


Mugwort: Thurisaz


Mullein: Dagaz


Mustard: Fehu


Myrrh: Gebo


Nasturtium: Gebo


Nettle: Dagaz


Nutmeg: Hagalaz


Oregon Grape Root: Perthro


Parsley: Gebo


Pennyroyal: Gebo


Peppermint: Laguz


Pine: Hagalaz


Plantain: Uruz


Poke: Isa


Prickly Ash: Gebo


Prince’s Pine: Dagaz


Psyllium: Dagaz


Raspberry: Dagaz


Rhubarb: Perthro


Rose: Uruz


Rosemary: Dagaz


Red Alder: Kenaz


Rue: Naudhiz


Sage: Perthro


Sarsaparilloa: Dagaz


Sassafras: Gebo


Senna: Hagalaz


Skullcap: Uruz


Slippery Elm: Dagaz


Spearmint: Uruz


Squawvine: Dagaz


Stoneroot: Dagaz


Tea Tree: Perthro


Thyme: Dagaz


Turmeric: Kenaz


Uva Ursi: Dagaz


Valerian: Naudhiz


Vanilla: Laguz


Vervain: Hagalaz


White Oak: Perthro


Wild Yam: Dagaz


Witch Hazel: Dagaz


Wood Betony: Kenaz


Yarrow: Dagaz


Yellow Dock: Perthro


Yerba Santa: Gebo


Image: Shelf of herbs in jars, by Pexels, creative commons via Pixabay

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Erin Lale is the author of Asatru For Beginners, and the updated, longer version of her book, Asatru: A Beginner's Guide to the Heathen Path. Erin has been a gythia since 1989. She was the editor and publisher of Berserkrgangr Magazine, and is admin/ owner of the Asatru Facebook Forum. She also writes science fiction and poetry, ran for public office, is a dyer and fiber artist, was acquisitions editor at a small press, and founded the Heathen Visibility Project.


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