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Episode 004 - Belladonna

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

In the fourth episode of Elder Hour Juliet and Chelsea discuss dangerous and deadly belladonna. They dissect its historic connection to witchcraft, the spooky habitat it thrives in, mind altering substances, and how it’s used in ancient and modern medicine!

To recognize belladonna poisoning symptoms check if the patient is “Hot as a hare, blind as a bat, dry as a bone, red as a beet, and mad as a hatter.”

These recipes are purely for historical purposes and are not intended for practical use.

Classic Flying ointment recipe:

Bearded Darnel, henbane, poison hemlock, corn poppy, bitter lettuce, purslane, deadly nightshade

“Devil’s Mush” picked during the waning moon: Deadly nightshade, monkshood or wolfsbane, mallow leaves, henbane, black nightshade, cinquefoil, opium poppy, poison hemlock, black hellebore)

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