In Southern hoodoo rootwork, althaea (altheae officinalis) is valued as an excellent herb for physical and spiritual healing. Also called hollyhock, mallow, and marshmallow, it's historically been used to draw benevolent spirits that will help find buried treasure, ward off illness, and protect from evil.
Hunting buried treasure isn't quite the widespread leisure time activity it used to be in certain circles, but by extending the general principles, some modern folks use althaea when they want spiritual help with material resources, especially of the non-paycheck variety (think sweepstakes, lotteries, finding money randomly on the street).
It is NOT a gambling herb and not even strictly speaking a money-drawing herb, but it is a plant said to draw spirits and spiritual blessings, and sometimes unexpected money is just the blessing we need.
The actual weight and volume you receive will vary depending on the herb. What I've done instead of offering these by weight is to set this up so everything is the same price. That way it can be easily bundled and it's simple for you to select what you want and understand what it's going to cost.
So with green leafy things like blackberry leaves, the packet might be full. With resins or roots, it might not be even close to full, but in any case, there will definitely be enough to include in a spell jar or mojo bag or the like.
I process minimally in cases where I grow or forage the plant myself. Your herbs will be cleaned and carefully dried, but they will not be powdered, processed into small uniform chunks, "cut and sifted," or otherwise fooled with more than necessary to get the herb packaged appropriately. So this is about as close as you can get to walking into your own garden and harvesting your own plants if you don't actually have a garden and your own plants.
Descriptions and Uses
Descriptions and usages are a work in progress, but you can see what we have so far at this page. Your herb packets will come with labels that include the name (common and Latin binomial) plus a brief description of spiritual uses.
About Our Herbs
While this is far too small of an operation to be certified organic or any of that stuff, we do not engage in large-scale, resource-heavy, monoculture farming practices here. So we try not to deplete the soil, use water irresponsibly, encourage lack of genome and biome diversity, deprive animals and insects of their habitations or migration paths, or generally act like assholes and bad stewards.
That means we do not spray our herbs or fertilize them with industrial chemicals - we use only organic fertilizers and natural biological pesticides on our land (stuff like natural neem oil or insecticidal soap that I also put on my food crops and that pose no risk for human contact).
However, these are not prepared in a commercial kitchen and are not packaged/sold as food items. My herbs are intended for spiritual use in incenses, oils, altar work, etc., not for human consumption.