The Pernicious Diaries

Belladonna Atropa belladonna Also, Known As Belladonna Deadly Nightshade Devil's Cherries Devil's Herb Divale Dwale Dwayberry Great Morel Naughty Man's Cherries The plant commonly known as the belladonna is a medium sized perennial shrub. It can grow from two to six feet in height; it normally bears two or three branches and has a distinct … Continue reading The Pernicious Diaries

The Pernicious Diaries ~ Belladonna – Part 2

Plant Parts Used: Root, leaf. Remedies from Belladonna: Remedies prepared from the belladonna plant are normally prescribed to bring a relaxing effect on distended organs; this is particularly beneficial for patients with problems in the stomach and the intestines. The remedies made from the belladonna are also helpful in bringing relief from intestinal colic and pain … Continue reading The Pernicious Diaries ~ Belladonna – Part 2

The Pernicious Diaries ~ Belladonna – Part 3

Habitat and Cultivation of Belladonna. The belladonna is cultivated worldwide, but it was originally a native species of Europe, growing in the wild in parts of Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. The species grows well in soils that have a chalky composition; it thrives in woods and on waste grounds. The leaves of the … Continue reading The Pernicious Diaries ~ Belladonna – Part 3

The Pernicious Diaries ~ Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea Also, Known As: Common Foxglove Deadmen's Bells Fairy's Glove Folk's Glove Foxglove Purple Foxglove Witch's Bells The herbal plant known as the foxglove can reach six feet in height. The foxglove has a straight stem without branches and grows as a biennial plant. During the spring bloom, foxglove flowers hang in bunches on … Continue reading The Pernicious Diaries ~ Foxglove