This is a list of Latin and alternative names of herbs used in many areas of the African diaspora, but mainly those in African-Latinx medicine and mysticism. Some of the slang or common names may apply to multiple plants with similar uses because of local availability. For those out there…
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Witchy QuickiesIn American Hoodoo, some believe that when they do spells, they are working with "evil" spirits, and so they shouldn't use knots in charms. In some other African and diaspora traditions though, knots are very important in making charms. There is no right or wrong in this. It just depends on the tradition.