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**GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE**
Hyoscyamus niger Henbane In the 13th and 14th centuries, it was revealed that the so-called witches had narcotized themselves by a special salve containing extracts of belladonna and henbane, it caused vivid hallucinations of flying in the air
Henbane was a common admixture to witches brews. The Priestesses of Delphi was thought to have used Henbane for prophetic purposes. Hyoscyamus niger was used in magic infusions to produce clairvoyant trance states. In the middle ages the dried herb and seeds were smoked as cigarettes.
Henbane is a very poisonous plant All parts of henbane are poisonous. It contains alkaloids namely: hyoscine, hyoscyamine, atropine, and scopolamine.
(WITCHES HERB) is a drought-tolerant foliage plant grown as ornamental
But witches were not the only ones to take pleasure in the aphrodisiac properties of this plant. Apparently, incense prepared from the seeds was commonly burned in mediaeval bath-houses. The ambience there could not have fallen far short of what one might expect from the imaginary orgiastic rites of the witches. Needless to say, the aphrodisiac properties of Henbane were also extensively used in numerous charms and love-potions.
When grown as ornamental plant, (WITCHES HERB) is a good choice as evergreen foliage plant for landscapes.
Position: full sun/part shade
Soil: Any soil
Rate of growth: rapid ~
Hardiness: annual- reseeds yearly
Height: 2-5 ft.
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 11.
Pretty Flowers: Summer.
Henbane, therefore, is potentially toxic, and must be used with extreme caution. The roots are considered the most potent part of the plant. Toxic quantities in the body can cause symptoms ranging from increased heartbeat, stomach cramps, and convulsions to delirium and death. Psychotropic toxicity symptoms include sense of body distortion, erotic hallucinations, and sensation of flying. Due to the risk of poisoning, henbane is usually used only as an external remedy.
For thousands of years, henbane has been used medicinally, as well as for its psychotropic properties as well as a pain killer. As early as the first century AD, the herb was used as a pain reliever and sleep aid. The ancient Greeks witnessed the trancelike state of the oracle at Delphi; this effect is believed to have been caused by fumes from burning henbane. The ancient Celts and Germans added henbane seeds to their beer. The name "Pilsner" is derived from "Bilsen," the German word for henbane; German beer contained henbane seeds until the early sixteenth century. During the Middle Ages, henbane was known as the herb used by witches to induce a sense of flying or "shape shifting" into animal forms.
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