Although seaweeds are not technically considered “herbs,” these aqueous plants have traditionally been used as foods by coastal populations. The first written records of seaweed use are nearly 5,000 years old, in a herbal often attributed to Chinese Emperor Shen Nung .
It has recently begun to receive attention in the eyes of herbalists for their high nutritive value, wellness-promoting qualities, and distinctly tasty nature. Although a variety of seaweeds have been consumed across the world for thousands of years, only recently have they begun to be referred to as a “superfood”.
John Parkinson’s describes a dozen seaweeds, wracks and kelp but seemed to combine all their virtues into just one description ‘seaweeds are marine algae … now classified as red, green, or brown.
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Seaweeds belong to Neptune. Traditionally they have been used in rituals to protect those at sea.
Some modern witches who live ‘in-land’ and who don’t have direct access to the sea and sea water will use, sea salt, rainwater, and seaweed to create magically charged synthetic sea water. I can’t say I have ever tried this but the approach is interesting.
Seaweed sheets are a popular substitute for paper when making sigils and when writing petitions due to it being eco-sourced and biodegradable. Some write petitions and then leave them to dissolve into the sea.
At Thoth we try and keep things simple when it comes to prices and so have averaged the costs in order to provide you with a standard price for all the different herbs in our collection. What you will get is a choice between standard jar sizes filled with your choosen herb.
As you can imagine we get through alot of herbs and general supplies not just from using them in the many classes we hold, but also during the creation of the many products we have. We don't make much profit on the sale of herbs but we only use batches which meet our quality standards. Some of the herbs we sale are sold at far above the average market value and some well below it. Please shop around as we may not be able to offer you a competitive price on our range.