Hyoscyamus niger

[HENBANE]

 $6.00 

Category: Potted Plants
Longevity: AB (zones 6 to 11)
Lighting Conditions: PS-FS
Average Height: 30 inches
Uses: L M O

Contains the alkaloids hyoscyamine, hyoscine, and scopalamine, among others, which are used in modern medicine to relax involuntary muscles, as a painkiller, and to relieve nervous irritability. Commercially raised in England and Europe. Striking greenish-yellow flowers with purple veins. Valued as a sedative, it is dangerous for self-medication. Used by the priestesses of Apollo oracles. An important witch plant used to give the sensation of flying, reported side effects have included insanity and death.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 16 May, 2008.
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