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Hyoscyamus nigerHyoscyamus niger (Solanaceae)

HENBANE, HOG'S BEAN, CASSILATA

 

Leaves of the very poisonous henbane plant are given by herbalists for asthma, colic, and travel sickness. Homeopaths use Hyoscyamus for sensitive skin, coughs, and excited or obsessional behaviour.

 

A centuries-old medicine, henbane was also a famous poison: Shakespeare had Hamlet's father die from henbane juice poured into his ear. Its medicinal uses ranged from a painkiller to a headlice killer and all parts of the plant were used, in the form of a cigarette, dried herb, or juice. Native to Europe but naturalized in the Americas and Australasia, it is an annual or biennial related to the tomato and potato. It has long, oval, hairy, sticky leaves and brown or yellow flowers with purple veins in summer.

 

PARTS USED

Leaves, particularly from the flowering plant.

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Tropane alkaloids, particularly hyoscyamine and hyoscine.

 

ACTIONS

Reduces muscle tension and spasm; sedative; blocks cholinergic nervous system.

 

MEDICINAL USE

Used to relieve bronchial spasm or asthma, colic or excessive use of purgatives, and to prevent travel sickness. The homeopathic remedy Hyoscyamus is prescribed for twitching, coughs, sensitive skin, and excited or obsessional behavioural problems.

 

PREPARATIONS

Herbal cigarettes, tincture, homeopathic remedies.

 

CAUTION

Use only under the guidance of a qualified practitioner.

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