| Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous!
|| Duration: Annual |
| When to Sow: Spring
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (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.