Dried leaves are used in the consecration of ceremonial vessels.
Used in love sachets and charms to gain the love of the person desired.
Thrown into water to bring rain.
Also Called: Hogs Bean, Devil’s Eye, Henbells, Sukran
All parts of the plant are very toxic. Symptoms of poisoning include impaired vision, convulsions, coma and death from heart or respiratory failure.
It is used extensively as a sedative and pain killer and is specifically used for pain affecting the urinary tract, especially when due to kidney stones.
Its sedative and antispasmodic effect makes it a valuable treatment for the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, relieving tremor and rigidity during the early stages of the disease.
All parts of the plant, but especially the leaves and the seeds, can be used – they are anodyne, antispasmodic, mildly diuretic, hallucinogenic, hypnotic, mydriatic, narcotic andsedative.
The plant is used internally in the treatment of asthma, whooping cough, motion sickness, Meniere’s syndrome, tremor in senility or paralysis and as a pre-operative medication.
Henbane reduces mucous secretions, as well as saliva and other digestive juices.
Externally, it is used as an oil to relieve painful conditions such as neuralgia, dental and rheumatic pains.
This is a very poisonous plant that should be used with great caution, and only under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
The seed is used in the treatment of asthma, cough, epilepsy, myalgia and toothache.
The seeds are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a bitter, acrid taste with a neutral and poisonous potency.
Anthelmintic, antitumor and febrifuge, they are used in the treatment of stomach/intestinal pain due to worm infestation, toothache, inflammation of the pulmonary region and tumours.