Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica. This plant comes from North America. It was used as a herbal cure for a number of ailments (including the obvious one), but is actually poisonous. It was believed by some native North American Indian tribes that if the finely ground roots were secretly added to the food of an arguing couple then this would avert a divorce and they would love each other again. Don’t try that at home, people.

Brian Hackett

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