Atropa Belladonna Seeds - Wicca Herb 'deadly Nightshade' 'Devil's Cherry'
Atropa Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade has been used for over two millennia as a medicine, cosmetic, poison and witch’s herb. Belladonna is a perennial, seed-bearing, branching herb growing to five feet tall, with 5-inch long leaves and a purplish stem. Dies back in winter, re-sprouts in spring. Birds will steal ripe seeds.
Used for centuries by witches in their formulas, by Venetian women in general and ladies of the evening in particular to dilate their eyes, and currently is used as a remedy for motion sickness, IBS, and other intestinal disorders.
Belladonna has also been used to poison entire armies in war. Satan is said to personally watch over this plant and his little “Devil’s cherries.” Honestly, Lucifer has better things to do, but that is the tradition.
Contains psychotropic/toxic/life-saving alkaloids, including atropine. This plant is a medicine, hallucinogen and poison. Deaths may (and do) occur by ill-informed people eating many ripe black berries in a pie, for example, so don't do that.
They taste dangerously delicious (I have eaten them myself, and they are quite yummy). This is the plant that is the primary ingredient in the secret "Flying Formulas" used for centuries by witches. They do really work for Soul traveling, but too much can be fatal. Can also be used as a antidote for poison gas.
Botanical nomenclature: Atropa Belladonna
Common name: belladonna, atropa bella-donna. Devil's Weed, Death Cherry, Deadly Nightshade