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Datura (Datura spp.) POISON

Folk names: Devil’s Apple, Ghost Flower, Jimsonweed, Love-Will, Mad Apple, Madherb, Manicon, Stinkweed, Sorcerer’s Herb, Thornapple, Witch’s Thimble

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Saturn

Element: Water

Powers: Hex-Breaking, Sleep, Protection

Ritual uses: Datura has been used in shamanic practices and religious rites for untold centuries. The Aztecs considered the plant to be sacred.

Magical uses: Datura is used to break spells by sprinkling it around the home/ It also protects against evil spirits.

If insomnia persists night after night, it may be cured by placing some datura leaves into each shoe and then setting the shoes under the bed with the toes pointing towards the nearest wall.

A few datura ;eaves placed on the crown of a hat protects the wearer from apoplexy as well as sunstroke.

Datura is extremely poisonous- do not eat. Sensitive skin may be irritates simply by touching the plant. 

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs)

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