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Whistlestop Guide to Herbs


A rapid tour of real European herbs that are noteworthy for their real or claimed medicinal, practical or magical properties.

Almost 50 plants are listed, from agrimony to yarrow, most accompanied by a line drawing. The descriptions are in a brief note form: common name, Latin name, description, what conditions it likes to grow in, its medicinal properties and other properties (folklore associations, culinary uses, properties for dyeing, etc).

No game-specific stats are given. It's intended as a quick reference and inspiration source to provide plot elements or useful colour in fantasy games, or in modern games with supernatural elements.

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March 4th, 2017
"Whistlestop Guide to Herbs" is a guide to herbs from the British Isles, where they grow, and what they have been used to treat or mis-treat. It isn't a medical reference, and doesn't discuss dosage, effectiveness, counterindications, [...]
April 21st, 2014
A 17 page (plus cover) booklet giving brief descriptions of real-world European herbs, and the sort of things herbalists thought they were useful for. 47 herbs are listed, each with a short entry describing its appearance and where you can find it, and [...]
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