- the dried leaves, with or without the tops, of the henbane, Hyoscyamus niger, containing the alkaloids hyoscyamine and scopolamine, used in medicine.
Origin of hyoscyamus
Examples from the Web for hyoscyamus
Historical Examples of hyoscyamus
The oil of hyoscyamus is poisonous, and contains the alkaloid.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
The English henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) abounds in waste places.Western Himalaya and Tibet
The extract of belladonna is considerably stronger than the extract of hyoscyamus.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep
Henry M. Lyman
An alkaloid obtained from common henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), and also from the thorn apple (Datura stramonium).
Thus, hyoscyamus, belladonna, ammonium bromide have been used.
- any plant of the solanaceous genus Hyoscyamus, of Europe, Asia, and N Africa, including henbane