Hi, I'm starting to write a fantasy story, and it starts out with the main character finding plants in fields to pick for herbalism uses. The only problem is, I don't know much about how it's done. I have a little experience in WoW, the huge mmorpg game, if anyone's heard of it. I know this is stupid, but I was wondering if the herbalism profession in the game has any connection to the field of herbalism as practiced in the past (mainly from medieval times and traveling even further back into B.C.) and if it holds any grain of truth as to the reality of the practice. I googled herbalism and tried wikipedia but nothing useful. If someone with prior knowledge about this or if someone could do a little research for me I'd really appreciate it. This is what I need: -What is herbalism, and not according to modern uses and practices (should take place in the past, since my story includes swords and warriors and stuff) -The difference between herbs/plants if known and how herbalism ties into those two. -Some possible names for plants (I know some WoW ones, like stranglekelp, bruiseweed, not sure if that's relevant though). I need to know if the names have any significance as to the USAGE of the herb and what it does, or if it's just a whimsical name -How herbalism is done and the tools and equipments involved (From what I gather, it usually involves running around with a bag or something and ripping plants from their soil and putting them in the bags, but maybe it's more than that) -Or, if none of the above is possible, if someone could point me in a right direction where I could get some help. Thanks, would appreciate it.