Basic Witches’ Flying Ointments

Basic Witches’ Flying Ointments

Among the ingredients cited in witches’ flying ointments are:

Aconite(wolfsbane)

Baby fat

Belladonna(deadly nightshade)

Betel

Cantharides(Spanish Fly)

Cinquefoil(five-finger grass)

Foxglove

Hashish

Hellebore root

Hemlock

Hemp

Mandrake

Opium

Parsley

Poplar

Poppies

Soot

Thorn apple(datura)

Tobacco

Water parsnip juice

Water parsnip is believed to refer to water hemlock which is extremely poisonous, as are most of the other ingredients.

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