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Black Henbane -Seeds

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Black Henbane is listed as an annual in most Materia's but we have found that at least two seasons are more likely to pass before the plant does.

Once you get past the prophetic and occult use of the plant, Henbane's real strengths become evident.
Once used as a sedative and painkiller, Black Henbane's use is now often restricted but where and by whom we have been unable to establish.
We have found it quite easy to propagate and it's only problem in the garden are the beetles and their larvae that like to make a feast of most of the solanaceae family.

The alkaloid 'hyoscine' is used in many medicines to reduce muscle tension and aid suffers of Parkinson's Disease.

Once again, our primary use of Black Henbane is homeopathic and apart from everything else, it is lovely to have in the garden.

Seed is now available only from our new, secure shop at

Degree of difficulty in germination.....4/10
(1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal