Subject: Re: pokeweed / Periwinkle
From: anahita.aol.com (Nighthunter)
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 11:06:18 -0500
> Also what is opnion on Foxglove, poison Hemlock, and Meadow Saffron, one book say they are good in treating cancer, another book say don't use them in any way, they are poisonous? (I don't have the name of the books in front of me that's why they were not included)
Can't say on meadow saffron or poison hemlock.
On foxglove: A friend of mine decided to suicide. She took parts of her foxglove plant and made a tea from them. The result was a total blackout and she woke up over two hundred miles away form home. And she did not use the parts of the plant that are recommended in the old herbals.
Do you really want to do this to yourself? Foxglove contains something that can really mess up your head as well as your body. If you are not a trained, experienced herbalist, I'd recommend staying away from it, except as an ornamental. (It is rather pretty.)