Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger)


Collage art on a ceramic 6 x 6 inch tile with several layers of modge podge and a final coat of epoxy resin. The back of the tile contains a sawtooth hanger and 4 circle felt pads to protect your wall and furniture. 

Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and the association with witchcraft began in the Middle Ages. Although every single part of henbane is toxic, it does have some healing properties and is an ingredient in some of your more classic magickal brews so it is a staple in many a witch's garden. According to lore, Henbane is used to communicate with the dead and other spirits and for binding spells. Henbane is also said to be favorite of the faeries. Symptoms of henbane toxicity include hallucinations (particularly the sensation of flight), restlessness, dilated pupils and a flushed appearance.