A sample ailment entry along with possible herbal remedies from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.


Witches' brews:

toxic herbs used in (by medieval European witches): (Note: many of these herbs are highly toxic: do not take internally. This list is for historical interest only.)


Aconite - Aconitum napellus

Belladonna - Atropa belladonna

Betony - Stachys officinalis

Celandine, Greater - Chelidonium majus

Chervil - Anthriscus cerefolium

Columbine - Aquilegia vulgaris

Dittany - Dictamnus albus

Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea

Hellebore, Black - Helleborus niger

Henbane - Hyoscyamus niger

Mandrake - Mandragora officinarum

Marijuan - Cannabis sativa

Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris

Nettle, Stinging- Urtica dioica

Pennyroyal - Mentha pulegium

Poison Hemlock - Conium maculatum

Vervain - Verbena officinalis


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