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Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger)

Henbane is found throughout Central and Southern Europe and in Western Asia, extending to India and Siberia. As a weed of cultivation it now grows also in North America and Brazil. It is frequently found on chalky ground and particularly near the sea. In Homeopathy it is used for angina pectoris and feeling of heart pressure, tightness and oppression. Also for irregular action and palpitation (see A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Clarke, MD, 3rd ed. 1987, vol. I, p. 946).

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