Magickal Uses of Bittersweet Nightshade
Bittersweet nightshade is a variety of nightshade that’s less poisonous than deadly nightshade. You can find bittersweet nightshade growing on the side of the road, near trees and along fences. Caution should be used when handling or harvesting this variety because it is poisonous. There are herbal remedies that use bittersweet nightshade but unless you are a trained herbalist, you should NOT consume this plant, burn this plant or apply it to your skin in any way. Make sure to store bittersweet nightshade far away from children and your beloved familiars.
Magickal uses for bittersweet nightshade are similar to those of deadly nightshade and any plant in the nightshade family can be used interchangeably for most magickal workings.
Bittersweet nightshade adds power to any magick done on the Dark Moon. It is great for spells involving beauty or faerie glamour and it is very protective. You can hang bittersweet nightshade upside down by the entrances of your home to protect your home & yourself from harmful energies, magick, spirits & people. Any variety of nightshade can be used to honor the dead or in rituals involving death and the spirit realm. Traditionally this plant should be gathered/harvested on Samhain when the berries have all turned red.
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