"The Herbalist could be Pomona Sprout
- - Both were kind old ladies.
- - Both were heavily involved with the growing and nurturing of plants.
- - Thanks to their expertise and efforts, they were able to cure the protagonist's friends when they were ill.
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"Pomona (Sprout) - Pomona is the name of a Roman divinity. According to Edith Hamilton's book Mythology, "she cared for fruits and orchards and that was all she cared for. Her delight was in pruning and grafting and everything that belongs to the garderner's art. She shut herself away from men, alone with her beloved trees, and let no wooer come near her."
Sprout, Professor - A suitable name for a Herbology teacher. "To sprout" means to "spring up and grow." "