Witches used this herb in ointments to transform into various animals and fly away on their broomsticks to attend orgiastic rites. During the Middle Ages, Henbane became best known as a ‘Witches Herb’. It is said to have been one of the ingredients of the infamous flying ointment. Reports of their alleged activities were generally obtained by torture at the hands of the inquisition and should thus be treated with a measure of suspicion. However, the descriptions of this potion’s powerful effects are indeed very characteristic of Henbane’s psychotropic action. A reoccurring theme describes how the Witches used this ointment to transform into various animals and fly away on their broomsticks to attend orgiastic rites. Apparently the broomstick served as the means by which the ointment was applied to the sensitive mucous membranes and thus became the vehicle for an erotic flight of the imagination. Henbane also induces a sense of body dissolution, ‘as if the soul separates from the body and flies through the skies’ which would account for the witches’ subjective shape shifting experience and flight to their fabled Sabbath.
15 ml ointment tin
THIS HERB IS TOXIC USE WITH CARE – DO NOT INGEST
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Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don’t use henbane if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Henbane is UNSAFE because of its risk of poisoning.
Heart conditions such as heart failure or irregular heartbeat: Don’t take henbane if you have heart failure or irregular heartbeat. There are chemicals in henbane that could cause rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) and also make heart failure worse.
Constipation: Don’t take henbane if you are constipated. There are chemicals in henbane that could make your condition worse.
Down syndrome: Don’t give henbane to people with Down syndrome. They are likely to be especially sensitive to the toxic effects of henbane.
Fever: Don’t use henbane if you have a fever. There are chemicals in henbane that may raise your body temperature even higher.
Narrow-angle glaucoma: Don’t take henbane if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. There are chemicals in henbane that could make your condition worse.
Trouble urinating (urinary retention): Don’t take henbane if you have trouble urinating. There are chemicals in henbane that could make your condition worse.
Digestive tract conditions such as heartburn or “gastroesophageal reflux disease” (GERD), a hiatal hernia, an infection, stomach ulcer, constipation, a blockage, ulcerative colitis, a serious condition called toxic megacolon, or other digestive disorders: Don’t take henbane if you have any of these conditions. There are chemicals in henbane that could make your condition worse.
Do not take this combination
- Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with HENBANEHenbane contains chemicals that cause a drying effect. It also affects the brain and heart. Drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also cause these effects. Taking henbane and drying medications together might cause side effects including dry skin, dizziness, low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, and other serious side effects.<br/><br/> Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).