Black Henbane is listed as an annual in most Materia’s but we have found that at least two seasons are more likely to pass before the plant does.
Apart from the prophetic and occult use of the plant, Henbane’s strengths as a potent healer become evident with the more research that you do. (We highly recommend very thorough research)
Once used as a sedative and painkiller, Black Henbane’s use is now often restricted by National and International Authorities.
We have found it quite easy to propagate and it’s only problem in the garden are the beetles and their larvae that like to make a feast of most of the solanaceae family.
The alkaloid ‘hyoscine’ is used in many medicines to reduce muscle tension and aid suffers of Parkinson’s Disease.
Once again, our primary use of Black Henbane is homeopathic and apart from everything else, it is lovely to have in the garden.