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Solanum dulcamara / Woody Nightshade Herb Tincture
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Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Woody Nightshade Herb to 10 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 40% water and 60% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Woody Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara). Also known as bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade and scarlet berry is a herbaceous perennial from the Solanacaea family.
It is native to North Africa, Europe and Asia and now widely naturalised elsewhere, including North America where it is a very invasive weed.
Woody Nightshade is a semi-woody herbaceous perennial vine, which scrambles over other plants, and can reach a height of 1-2 m. The flowers are in loose clusters, star-shaped, with five purple petals and yellow stamens. The red berries are approximately 1 cm long, with an appearance of a tiny tomato. The berries are poisonous to humans and livestock.
It should be used with caution and only under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, this is a poisonous plant that, in excess, paralyzes the central nervous system, slows the heart and respiration, and lowers temperature, causing vertigo, delirium, convulsions and death.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Alterative – Woody Nightshade is chiefly used as an alterative in skin diseases, being a popular remedy for obstinate skin eruptions, scrofula and ulcers.
Depurative – The herb has the power of increasing the secretions, particularly those of the skin and kidneys and is also used as a treatment for jaundice.
Expectorant – It has also been recommended in chronic bronchial catarrh, asthma and whooping cough.
Narcotic – The herb has slight narcotic affects.
Topical Uses – Due to its alterative properties it is used to treat skin eruptions, ulcers, rheumatism and cellulite.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
100 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, 1000 ml