Bryony Roots

White bryony (Brionia Dioica) is also known as False Mandrake, English Mandrake, Ladie's Seal, or Devil's Turnip. In the past, Bryony was falsely sold as mandrake in some areas during the Middle Ages. Its roots, purgative and toxic, which can cause nausea and vomits if ingested, were carved and moulded into human shape by ludicrous merchants, and... Continue Reading →

Hemlock Roots

A sacred plant present in the old gardens consecrated to Hecate, Hemlock (Conium Maculatum) is a foul smelly plant that grows in hedges and wayside areas. Historically speaking, this plant was the killer of Socrates, and was used by Eleusian priests in order to numb their limbs helping them remain chaste. It is a plant of... Continue Reading →

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