a plant of the mint family with oval leaves and clusters of purplish flowers; the pungent, aromatic leaves were used in salads and as a medicinal herb. The application of dittany combined with black soap was thought to aid in the extraction of "splint, iron, thorne or stub."
The first Dittany is mainly used for love magick/spells, the second for fire magick/spells. They are interchangeable for other purposes. Origanum dictamnus, a perennial herb with grayish-white oval leaves. It is also called Dittany of Crete, Crete Dittany and Hop Marjoram. Dictamnus albus, a perennial herb with leathery leaves that secretes a volatile flammable oil. It is also called Fraxinella, Burning Bush, Gas Plant, Candle Plant, False Dittany and White Dittany.