DANGEROUS PLANTS

Credit for this list goes to http://www.ladyoftheearth.com/herbs/magickal-properties.txt. She lists lots of safe herbs and plants on her site also.

NEVER EAT OR INGEST ANY OF THE FOLLOWING.

Avoid experimenting with ANY the plants in this section. Some of them possess highly potent medical properties and should only be used by the truly experienced witch or herbalists. Many are poisonous in part or in whole and can cause serious illness or death if not used properly.

Aconite
Bittersweet
Black nightshade
Blue flag
Burning bush
Calabar bean
Calico bush
Camphor
Castor oil plant (seeds)
Celandine
Christmas rose (root)
Cowbane
Daffodils
Deadly nightshade
Dog’s mercury
Elkweed
Ergot
Flag lily
Foxglove
Gelsemium
Hemlock (Everyone should know this is a deadly poison!)
Hellebore
Henbane
Holly (seeds)
Honeysuckle (vine and fruits)
Horse balm
Ilex
Impatiens pallida
Indian arrowroot
Inkberry
Jack-in-the-pulpit (root)
Jerusalem cherry
Jimsonweed
Laburnum (seeds)
Laurel (seeds)
Mandrake
Mayapple (roots, leaves, seeds)
Monkshood (fine as a rub – The smallest amount is deadly if used internally)
Mistletoe (seeds)
Poinsettia
Poison Dogwood, Flag, Hemlock, Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Poke root
Rosebay
Springle tree (seeds)
Spurge
Swallow wort
Thorn apple
Tobacco (Believe it! This IS a deadly poison if concentrated and eaten)
Wahoo
Wake-robin
Water dropwort
White hemlock
White bryony
Winter rose
Wood anemone (seeds)
Yellow jasmine
Yew (seeds and berries)

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