Trick or Treat!

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by Jemma.

It’s Halloween! A time for magic, spells and potions! We have many plants in the Materia Medica that were used for mystical purposes. So if you are a witch in need of ingredients for your flying ointment: we have belladonna, which you can mix with hemlock, wolfsbane and other such ingredients to make your broom fly high into the sky. We also stock Tonka beans, magic beans that are said to grant wishes! Or if you have been bitten by a werewolf and are in need of a cure: have no fear for we have Colocynth pulp, one of the cures for lycanthropy! We have everything you need and more to survive this night intact.

Happy Halloween everyone!

belladonna
Flying ointment’s belladonna
tonka
Wish granting Tonka beans
colocynth
Werewolf cure colocynth pulp
dragon's blood
Dragon’s blood
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Wolfsbane

 

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One thought on “Trick or Treat!

    John Ball said:
    October 31, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I loved your Halloween posting with photos of ancient ‘remedies’ . I give talks on wildflowers and hope you don’t mind if I include one or two of them crediting the Museum Herbology Dept

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