Hi! I'm new to actually practicing witchcraft. I've followed general witchy things as most people in this time have, I'm comfortable with my tarot deck, with the history of witchcraft, sigils and runes are fairly easy to understand. However, when it comes to herbs I am so lost. There are just so many, with so many different meanings. I have started by researching the herbs that I already have in my home. However, with just bay leaves I found almost ten different uses ranging from protection to healing, to money, prophetic dreams, etc.
Sorry, this is a novel but my point is, how do you know which herbs are strongest for which spell types or uses? And is it normal for most herbs to have so many uses? I already make sure at least three sources have the same information to back up the claims, still, it seems like there are so many different uses for every herb.