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Summary

Henbane: medicinal plant indicated against digestive problems and can usually be found in the form of a ready-to-use medicine.

names

Portuguese name: Henbane
Latin name: Hyoscyamus niger L.
French name: jusquiame
English name: black henbane
German name: Bilsenkraut
Italian name: isosciamo,  giusquiamo

Family

nightshade

Constituents

Alkaloids, essential oil, flavonoids.

parts used

Dry leaves

Henbane effects

Parasympatholytic

Henbane indications

Spasms of the digestive tube

Heads up! Never self-medicate with remedies based on henbane or the plant itself. These medications should always be prescribed by a doctor.

Secundary effects

Various side effects (mouth dryness, tachycardia, in high doses: hallucinations,…). When purchasing a medication, read the leaflet and ask a specialist for advice.

contraindications

Numerous contraindications (tachycardia arrhythmias, angle-closure glaucoma,…). When purchasing a medication, read the leaflet and ask a specialist for advice.

Interactions

When purchasing a medication, read the leaflet and ask a specialist for advice.

Henbane-based preparations

– Henbane dry extract

Heads up! Never make infusions or teas based on henbane, as it can be very toxic (poisonous) and sometimes deadly!

Where does the henbane grow?

Henbane grows in Europe, Asia and other regions of the world.

When does the henbane grow?

We believe that the leaves and fruits of the Black Henbane are harvested in summer.

Comments

Medicines based on henbane should always be prescribed by a doctor, in case of a very specific pathology. Never self-medicate! We believe that the black henbane is a very little used plant in pharmacy and medicine nowadays.

Heads up! It must always be prescribed by a doctor.

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