Ghost Egg
Datura metel
Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous! Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Ghost eggplant; Norligbuitsa) The Ewe herbalists of West Africa say that if you want to use this herb to heal you must offer a token and a prayer to the plant otherwise it will harm the patient. It is used to treat swollen limbs and swollen areas on the head. The fresh leaves are pounded to a paste and applied as a compress to the affected part. The Ewe name norligbuitsa means "ghost eggplant", a potent reminder of the power of this herb, when misused, to turn people into zombie slaves. Like other Daturas the tubular flowers are spectacular in purple and white. Ht. 90cm/3ft.
S2861 Seeds $5.75/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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