Black Henbane Seeds, Hyoscyamus niger
Since antiquity several members of nightshade have been associated with witchcraft. These plants enabled witches to hex through hallucinogenic communication with the supernatural and transport themselves to far off places. One of the main plants used for this was Hyoscyamus niger.
This plant contains a relatively high concentration of tropane alkaloids primarily atropine, hyoscyamine and scopolamine. Apparently Scopolamine produces the effects. It induces an intoxication followed by narcosis in which the effects occur during the transition state between consciousness and sleep.
Hyoscyamus niger has been known and feared from earliest classical periods when it was recognized that there were several kinds and it was the black variety that was the most potent.
Both the dried herb and seeds were traditionally used but reports say that the seeds are stronger. These were either prepared into a drink or smoked. In ancient Greece it served as a poison, to mimic insanity, and to enable a man to prophesy. It has been suggested that the priestesses at the Oracle of Delphi made their prophetic utterances while intoxicated with the smoke from Henbane seeds.
These seeds are strictly sold NOT for consumption purposes and should in no way be used for such.
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