Wicked Herbs

  We all have our dark sides; most of us keep it under wraps. Plants, on the other hand, often display theirs with fervor. As humans have explored the planet, they have encountered the dark side of plants. They’ve learned how to utilize some of these ill-willed plants to the good as medicines and food. This program dwells on the unseemly side of herbs from Ergot and St. Anthony’s Fire, to Belladonna and doe-eyed beauties. From the devil’s bartender to the plant that killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother. Get Ready! This is not your Grandmother’s-chamomile-tea-and-sweet-anise-cookies view of herbs!

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