Herb latin name: Hyoscyamus aureus
Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family, Potato Family)
Medicinal use of Hyoscyamus aureus:The whole plant is analgesic. Caution is advised, see notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Cliffs, old walls and ruins to 1200 metres.
Propagation of Hyoscyamus aureus:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, older seed rapidly loses viability. Either sow in situ or pot up the seedlings whilst still small because plants produce a long taproot and older plants resent root disturbance.
Cultivation of the herb:Cliffs, old walls and ruins to 1200 metres.
Known hazards of Hyoscyamus aureus:All parts of the plant are very toxic. Symptoms of poisoning include impaired vision, convulsions, coma and death from heart or respiratory failure.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.