Wolfsbane (also called aconite) is a plant and a baneful herb.
Wolfsbane is a traditional Witchcraft magick herb. Aconite (or wolfsbane) is poisonous. Do not ingest any part of this plant (it can kill). Do not wipe any part of this plant anywhere on your skin (can cause skin irritation or worse). Always wear gloves while handling. All parts of the wolfsbane plant are toxic and dangerous.
Common name: aconite, blue rocket, monkshood, wolfsbane
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Family: Ranunculaceae (buttercup family)
magickal correspondences and uses:
Magickal substitutions:Tobacco is a safer substitution for old spells that call for aconite or wolfsbane. Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Cautions and contraindications: Aconite (or wolfsbane) is poisonous. Merely touching any part of the plant can kill.
Aconite contains dangerous alkaloids, including aconitine, aconine, ephedrine, and sparteine.
Acontie (or wolfsbane) is poisonous. Do not ingest any part of this plant (it can kill). Do not wipe any part of this plant anywhere on your skin (can cause skin irritation or worse). Always wear gloves while handling. All parts of the wolfsbane plant are toxic and dangerous.
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