Wolf’s Bane is a poisonous part of the perennial herbs, it’s part of the buttercup family.
These are divided into 2 genera: Aconitum and Eranthis. Flowering Wolf’s Bane and Monkshood are part of the flowering Aconitum family and are deadly.
They discharge aconite a poisonous substances. The most poisonous variety grows in Nepal.
Warriors there used the flower to tip their arrows. They’d then shoot their enemies’ wells turning their water supplies unusable.
We can assume that the skilled witches of the middle ages (which were extremely proficient herbalists) could use Wolf’s Bane for both deadly and healing purposes. Proper dosages of Wolf’s Bane can be an effective pain-reliever and tonic.
It’s been told that witches used Wolf’s Bane to turn themselves or others into werewolves. Extreme care would be required to prevent death. Correct dosages may have caused hallucinations.
It’s also noted that Wolf’s Bane is used to keep one safe from Werewolf attacks.
*** I’m in no way reasonable if you are attacked by a werewolf while using Wolf’s Bane as an amulet. Or for any consumption of the herb. ***
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