Nightshade "Satan's Bush" Berries Conjure Box
Nightshade "Satan's Bush" Berries housed in a small, handcrafted Conjure Box.
Scientific name: (Solanum elaeagnifolium) Populus candicans
Other Names: Silverleaf Nightshade, Purple Nightshade, White Horsenettle, Tomato Weed, Trompillo, Buena Mujer, Satan's Bush
Origin: Indigenous to North America
Form: berries (fruit)
Uses: Medicinally, Silverleaf Nightshade, as with other members of the nightshade family, contains glycoalkaloids which have been shown to be effective in variety of medical applications, including limiting growth of certain cancer cells and treating herpes complex viruses.
Magickal Associations: an ingredient in flying ointments, used in beauty spells, hallucinatory and lucid dreaming; protection, defense, baneful magic
Silverleaf nightshade is in the Solanaceae plant family, which includes potato, tomato, chili, tobacco, and petunia. Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province states that the roots of the plant possess chemicals that may have antiseptic properties and that the Zunis use them for snakebite and toothache. Isleta people make syrup of the boiled berries to use as a laxative, and other sources say it can indeed produce diarrhea. The yellow berries contain an enzyme that curdles milk and was used as rennet in making cheese.
This is a limited quantity botanical Conjure Box. Price is for one small box of mostly yellow berries.
NOTE: Poisonous – The plants, especially the leaves and green, unripe, cherry tomato-like fruit, are poisonous and contain the glycoalkaloid solanine as well as the tropane alkaloids scopolamine (hyoscine) and hyoscyamine (an isomer of atropine).
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNAL USE.