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    Posted 6 months ago

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    Found these at an antique fair today. Will look great in my Sherlock Holmes room.
    The ancient uses for Belladonna/ Deadly Nightshade are interesting...
    From the internet:
    During the Middle Ages, a beauty tonic made from the leaves and berries of the Deadly Nightshade was used by Venetian women to redden the pigment of their skin for a blush-like appearance.
    The beauty tonic was also used to dilate women’s pupils, a look and practice that was seen as fashionable at the time. It’s from this popularity as a cosmetic that the Deadly Nightshade established its formal name, Atropa Belladonna, meaning “Beautiful Lady” in Italian.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Great apothecary jars, love the old fashioned print. Those Venetian women were brave, isn't belladonna/nightshade poisonous
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 months ago
      TY! Yes, very poisonous. Many met their end being poisoned by nightshade.
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
      What?! A Sherlock Holmes room? I want to see it but! I don't know if I dare to have tea there with all that poison around.... :)
      That will be the day when you share some photos from that room.
    4. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 months ago
      Yes, a combination Sherlock Holmes/ Gothic/ Weird room. I will share photos when completed.

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