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    Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    Hail friends!
    So, a couple days ago, my friend visited from outside of state. He brought with him a cutting of Deadly Nightshade. Actual Nightshade, not one of its many differing family members. As I do now have an herb garden in my altar room, it fits in quite well. But is there anything I should be aware of in growing highly poisonous plants? Has anyone used Nightshade, or other toxic plants in their practices? If so, what have you used and how? I'm also in the process of getting Hemlock, and I know it has a reputation for curse workings.
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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    The only advice I have is keep out of reach of pets and children.
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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    I would not mess with ingesting Datura toxins, of which nightshade is one. If you wish to ingest this stuff, be sure to do a thorough review of the literature.

    Aside from that, deadly Nightshade isn't especially deadly. It does have a rank smell, though, and will spread like mad.

    I don't know much about hemlock, except what Plato told me.

    If you become interested in Monk's Hood, wear gloves. It is even toxic (dangerously) through skin absorption.

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    Here is some info on a famous "poison garden," and on poison garden in general that may be of interest:

    Alnwick Garden

    Wicked Plants

    Poison Garden
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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    I would not mess with ingesting Datura toxins, of which nightshade is one. If you wish to ingest this stuff, be sure to do a thorough review of the literature.

    Aside from that, deadly Nightshade isn't especially deadly. It does have a rank smell, though, and will spread like mad.

    I don't know much about hemlock, except what Plato told me.

    If you become interested in Monk's Hood, wear gloves. It is even toxic (dangerously) through skin absorption.

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    Here is some info on a famous "poison garden," and on poison garden in general that may be of interest:

    Alnwick Garden

    Wicked Plants

    Poison Garden
    These are great! Thank you in kindly. Yeah I've really wanted to grow a couple dangerous herbs for awhile. And I'm usually good with proper protection. I actually came into abundance of cocobolo for carving, which has extremely toxic dust and oils. One good breathe of the dust itself can collapse your lungs and cause respitory failure. I'm still here though, so I guess I did well
    thank you again for the links.
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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    I would not mess with ingesting Datura toxins, of which nightshade is one. If you wish to ingest this stuff, be sure to do a thorough review of the literature.

    Aside from that, deadly Nightshade isn't especially deadly. It does have a rank smell, though, and will spread like mad.

    I don't know much about hemlock, except what Plato told me.

    If you become interested in Monk's Hood, wear gloves. It is even toxic (dangerously) through skin absorption.

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    Here is some info on a famous "poison garden," and on poison garden in general that may be of interest:

    Alnwick Garden

    Wicked Plants

    Poison Garden
    As well, I actually own a signed copy of Amy Stewart's "Wicked Bugs" my friend got me. She is truly awesome. Love her work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norse_Angel View Post
    As well, I actually own a signed copy of Amy Stewart's "Wicked Bugs" my friend got me. She is truly awesome. Love her work.
    LOL - I had Wicked Plants (I was considering poisoning someone at the time), but I later gave it away (didn't want evidence around...).


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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    LOL - I had Wicked Plants (I was considering poisoning someone at the time), but I later gave it away (didn't want evidence around...).


    It's now on my list of books to get. But to be honest, it's quite hard to find seeds of some of those plants. Many Online "dealers" sell fakes. I've gone to several nurseries around Illinois, and haven't been able to find one that sells poisonous plants or their seeds. I guess it's for good reason, but still makes my attempts to building a poisonous garden difficult. I'll probably end up searching nearby forests for hemlock. It grows quite abundantly around here.
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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by Norse_Angel View Post
    But to be honest, it's quite hard to find seeds of some of those plants. Many Online "dealers" sell fakes.
    I used to have sources for pretty much any plant I was interested in, but that was long ago, and most places have gone out of business.

    You might try Alchemy Works Seeds for Magick Herbs
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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    Also, I recommend a thorough reading of Erowid's pages on any particular plant you are interested in using for buzzing purposes (Erowid's wormwood page).

    Also, I forgot to add that the woo factor is debatable..and there is tons of misinformation about absinthe anyhow.

    An infused absinthe recipe because home distillation of alcohol, even for personal use, is technically illegal.

    ETA: Absinthe is traditionally made by secondary distillation (the herbs were macerated into (usually) distilled wine spirits (eau de vie), before being distilled again...most of the effect of absinthe is from really high amounts of alcohol and the placebo effect of expecting to get really effed up from what are really mild acting herbs.
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    Re: Uses/Growing of Posinious Herbs and Flowers

    I'm not trying to make the drink, I've already had my experiences with brewing. We made wine a couple times... If you could get a cross between the strongest liquor you've ever drank, and a very bold dark wine, you'd have what we made. We had to take shots of it, idk how we did it. I still have some, and it looks like it's eating through the water bottle.
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