Don't eat it Snow White! Poisonous herbs

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Don't eat it Snow White! Poisonous herbs

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This post is a warning to all new and old witches out there, yesterday i came across a plant which seems to be henbane. This plant is poisonous but we witches use it so i was thinking "what if someone doesnt know that, what if someone gets hurt?"
So i am asking all the witches out there to post warnings on poisonous herbs here, please

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^Henbane

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^mandrake
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^deadly nightshade

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Post by astral »

it's pretty though!

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Post by ImperfectAngel »

astral wrote:it's pretty though!
LOL it is very pretty

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Post by Whitewitchboi_235 »

the nightshade is way pretty....

i won't be buying any for my girlfriend though!

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Post by Witch13 »

usually pretty things can be dangerous...

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Post by Rifts »

the right dosage of nightshade'll make you trip THE f*ck OUT.

I wouldn't recommend it though...

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Post by el.klion »

The real question is... How did Mandrakes come to be known as a plant that screams when you pull it out of the ground?

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SCREAMING MANDRAKE

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That is a good question, i dont know why a mandrake would scream when unrooted but i know that in the old times mandrake would be unrooted only by dogs, tied to the plant by rope..so the victim of the scream would be only the dog and not a human.
I guess the scream story is because mandrake looks like a human, or a baby if we take it by size. So as young babies scream mandrakes should also scream..who knows...

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Post by Twisted_Pixie »

Yes i have heard the scream can only be heard by dogs too... hehe cute.

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scream

Post by Witch13 »

If you have seen "Pan's ;abyrynth " there is ascene of a mandrake that is like asmall baby and itactually cries like a baby...bua bua bua (somewhat like this) :P
here is a link its the creapy thing in the bowl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2UE7TLm ... re=related

in the movie the mother of the little girl is pregnant, but it is difficult for her, so to make sure her mother and the baby are safe see puts a mandrak root inside a bowl with milk, and feeds the root with 3 drops of her blood everyday.
come to think of it, its very symbolic, blood means life, milk means life since its the first thik babies drink. and the mandrake that looks like a human. :)

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Post by Aniu »

Does nightshade grow little red berries? I have those everywhere. This is a bit off topic but what magickal uses does it have?

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Post by Fallen Angel »

-blink blink- So Nightshade is like crack?
~Alie!! :3

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Post by WatchfulEyeTheButterfly »

With Mandrake, how exactly is it poisonous? Could you touch it and grow it, is it just if you eat it, or is it just stay away? Actaully, I'd love to know this with each of these, if someone would be so kind. Thank you in advance. Also, I HAVE to ask, how much Nightshade would make you trip out? XD sorry...

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Post by Twine »

COMMON POISONOUS HERBS:
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Foxglove
(Digitalis purpurea)

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Belladonna
(Atropa belladonna)

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Broom
(Cytisus scoparius)

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Hemlock
(Conium maculatum)

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May Apple
(Podophyllum peltatum)

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Mistletoe
(Viscum album)

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Periwinkle
(Vinca minor)

OTHER POISONOUS HERBS:
Aconite
Be-Still
Bloodroot
Blue Flag
Calamus
Castor
China Berry
Hellebore, Black
Tonka Bean

EmoClawra

Post by EmoClawra »

i hear that in the olden days women used belladonna in their eyes to make their pupils look bigger :shock:

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