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.
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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