Herbs are essential to cook some of the higher-level foods in New World, the sort of recipes that sell for thousands of gold and will become extremely useful during any endgame content.
To cook certain recipes you need specific herbs. These herbs are not found everywhere on the map and are usually region-specific, limited to one or two of the regions in the game. Here is a full list of every herb in New World and where to find them.
Full List Of Every Herb In New World
This is a comprehensive list of each herb type in New World, as well as the regions you can find them in.
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Where To Find Basil
Basil is located in Brightwood and Everfall. It's necessary to cook Creamed Corn, for example, which is a popular recipe that boosts your engineering GS by +12 when you've eaten it. It's best to farm herbs in Everfall.
Check out this spot to harvest lots of herbs in Everfall:
For easy reference, this area is located around the Everfall spawn location and is typically pretty empty.
Where To Find Cinnamon
Cinnamon is located in Cutlass Keys, Edengrove, and First Light. It's used in the classic Seasoning Blend recipe, which is in turn used to cook various other recipes. It's an important herb, so you might as well grab some as you're passing through these areas anyway.
Here are some of the best spots to farm for Cinnamon in Cutlass Keys and First Light:
It's easy to find herbs located around the Cutlass Key fort. If there happens to be a war ongoing while you want to farm for Cinnamon, head over to First Light.
Head out to the Dayspring Mills to the northeast of First Light town and start collecting the herbs here. It's not far from town. You can follow a route from the town, through the forest, then up the coast. Incorporate a bit of iron mining in the western cliffs as you go and you'll have a pretty efficient gathering route.
Where To Find Dill
Dill is located in Edengrove, First Light, and Mourningdale. It's used to craft a variety of recipes, including the delicious high-tier Turkey Thigh with Pan Gravy and Spiced Wild Berries, which boosts Strength and Constitution for 40 minutes. Good war food.
Here are some locations to find Dill in Mourningdale and Edengrove:
Edengrove has a few herb plants dotted around close to the city, although these are likely to get pillaged by other players. Come back at an off-period if you want to grab these. This area also requires a certain level, 50+ at least.
Mourningdale has some pretty frustratingly spread-out herb clusters, but check out this area if you're passing through.
First Light is still the optimal place to farm herb plants for Dill. Lower level, and more accessible routes for gathering herbs
Where To Find Garlic
Garlic is only located in Everfall. It's used to cook the Slow Roasted Bear Flank with Root Vegetables, a food that boosts focus and constitution, perfect for late-game tanky Life Staff users.
Here's the best spot to search for herbs in Everfall:
Where To Find Ginger
Ginger is located in Ebonscale Reach, Reekwater, and Windsward. It's used to craft the tier 3 recipe, Honeyed Melon, which increases your Dexterity by 20 by 30 minutes.
Here are some of the best farming locations for herbs in Ebonscale, Reekwater, and Windsward:
Windsward has herbs all over the place, though our favorite spot that is less visited than the western fields, is this spot around the Windsward spawn location.
Reekwater has very few herb plants. You need to head south to the Reekwater fort to find them.
Ebonscale Reach has a massive concentration of herbs to the north of the region, located around the Skysong Temple and the Skysong Shrine.
Where To Find Mint
Mint can be found in Mourningdale, Restless Shore, Weaver's Fen, and Windsward. It's used to craft the Filet with Mint and Cracked Barley recipe, which boosts your Dexterity and Constitution.
Mourningdale has pretty sparse coverage when it comes to herbs. There are clusters dotted around the map, but nowhere with a large concentration suitable for farming.
Follow this farming route to gather plenty of herbs in Restless Shore. Up from the Shrine of Sisyphos, you can find several hemp plants as well.
You can head to the spawn location in Windsward for plenty of herb plants. This area is typically less busy than the herb/hemp path on the western side of the region.
Weaver's Fen is not worth mentioning for gathering herbs, as there is only one herb plant located in the entire region.
Where To Find Nutmeg
Nutmeg is located in First Light and Weaver's Fen. It is used to craft the tier 5 recipe Carrot Cake, which is used to increase strength and constitution for 40 minutes. You should farm for Nutmeg in First Light.
First Light has a bunch of herbs located just to the top-right of the main settlement.
Don't bother with Weaver's Fen - there's only one herb plant in the entire region.
Where To Find Oregano
Oregano is gathered from herb plants in Monarch's Bluffs, Mourningdale, and Restless Shore. Used to craft the tier 5 recipe Roasted Rabbit with Seasoned Vegetables, which increases Constitution (by 40) for 40 minutes, it's a useful herb to have around. Monarch's Bluffs is the best place to farm for Oregano.
This is our preferred route to farm herbs in Monarch's Bluffs. The loop should start to reset on your second pass around.
Mourningdale has pretty sparse coverage for herbs, so it's best to just be aware of them as you pass by rather than heading here to farm.
This Restless Shore route also works just fine for getting Oregano.
Where To Find Parsley
Parsley is found on herb plants in Cutlass Keys, Edengrove, and Mourningdale. Out of these three, it's probably best to farm for herbs in Cutlass Keys. Parsley is used for a variety of recipes, including the tier 5 Butter Poached Oysters on Angel Hair, which increases focus and strength for 40 minutes.
There is a good number of herb plants located around the Cutlass Keys fort.
Edengrove has a small number of herb plants located around the main settlement.
Mourningdale has a sparse number of herb plants spread out over the region, which makes it difficult to farm here.
Where To Find Peppercorn
Peppercorn is located in Cutlass Keys, Monarch's Bluffs, and Mourningdale. Peppercorn is used to cook the tier 5 recipe Venison Tenderloin with Blueberry Glaze, among others. You can easily farm for Peppercorn in both Cutlass Keys and Monarch's Bluffs.
Cutlass Keys has some decent herb clusters on its southern island, particularly around Cutlass Keys fort.
This is our preferred herb farming route in Monarch's Bluffs. The plants begin to respawn by the time you hit your second loop. Prepare for thousands of Hyssop.
Where To Find Saffron
Saffron is found in Brightwood, First Light, and Mourningdale. Out of these three, First Light is probably the easiest spot to farm Saffron. Saffron is used to cook one of the tier 5 recipes for mages, Stuffed Venison Tenderloin.
First Light has a good concentration of herb plants shown on the map above, and you can follow the route up toward the bottom of Windsward.
Brightwood has about six herb plants in total, although they do drop Saffron, and Mourningdale has a sparse selection that makes it more difficult to farm lots of the herb.
Where To Find Sage
Sage is located in Brightwood, Everfall, and Reekwater. Out of these, it makes sense to farm for the herb in Everfall. Brightwood has few herb plants and Reekwater only has a small cluster (in a high-level mob area.) Sage is used to cook the tier 5 Stuffed Venison Tenderloin, which boosts focus and intelligence for mages.
Where To Find Rosemary
Rosemary is located in Mourningdale and Restless Shore. It's best to farm for this along the Restless Shore farming route shown below. The herb is used to cook the tier 5 recipe Roasted Turkey Thigh, for example, which boosts focus and dexterity.
Where To Find Tarragon
Tarragon is located in Brightwood, Ebonscale Reach, and Reekwater, which makes it one of the more annoying herbs to farm. Brightwood has six herb plants in total, Ebonscale has a small number located around the settlement, and Reekwater has a few clusters in the south of the region. Tarragon is used to cook the tier 5 recipe Roasted Rabbit with Season Vegetables, the endgame tank food that boosts constitution for 40 minutes.
If you're a high enough level, this clump of herbs in southern Reekwater is probably your best bet for farming Tarragon.
Where To Find Thyme
Thyme is located in Ebonscale Reach, Reekwater, and Windsward. Out of these three it makes sense to head to Windsward: lower level enemies and herb plants in abundance. You can check out a decent spot on the map below. Thyme is needed to cook the tier 5 recipe Slow Roasted Bear Flank with Root Vegetables, which is ideal for tanky healers with a bonus to focus and constitution.