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(Plants) any plant of the solanaceous genus Hyoscyamus, of Europe, Asia, and N Africa, including henbane
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek huoskuamos, from hus pig + kuamos bean; the plant was thought to be poisonous to pigs]
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Noun1.hyoscyamus - genus of poisonous herbs: henbaneHyoscyamus - genus of poisonous herbs: henbane  
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
black henbane, henbane, Hyoscyamus niger, stinking nightshade - poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine
Egyptian henbane, Hyoscyamus muticus - poisonous herb whose leaves are a source of hyoscyamine
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In conclusion, the results of this experiment has established some effective methods for improving germination techniques for Hyoscyamus albus L.
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Mnesides (10) thought that opium was best stored when the seed of hyoscyamus was added (HN 6.
Amino acid sequences of ferredoxins from Atropa belladonna and Hyoscyamus niger: Their similarities to those in other tropane-alkaloid-containing plants.
A variety of wild taxa were identified at Begash, with Chenopodium album, Hyoscyamus sp.
Henbane - Hyoscyamus Niger - has sticky serrated leaves, yellow, funnel-shaped flowers and a stale scent.
If it is desirable to procure a deeply unconscious state so as to enable the pain to be borne, place darnel-water into the wine; or administer fumitory, opium, hyoscyamus (half dram dose of each); nutmeg, crude aloes-wood (4 grains of each).
A regular sea sponge was soaked in a sleep-inducing mixture that contained opium, hyoscyamus (better known as henbane), mulberry juice, lettuce seed, hemlock, mandrake, and ivy.
Some of the herbs such as Hyoscyamus (henbane) can only be used under prescription from a medical herbalist.