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Ergot (Claviceps purpurea)



Highly toxic, increases blood circulation

Areas of application:

Induction of labor, migraines, high blood pressure, cerebral hemorrhages, vascular cramps

Due to the toxicity, self-application should be rejected!!!

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

shortly before the grain harvest

To find:



Ergoline alkaloids, amines, fatty oil


Ergot is the overwintering form of an ascomycete that forms on the ears of grain, but also colonizes around 200 other types of grass. If it attacks grain, ergot from rye in particular can be dangerous to humans.

If it got into the bread flour, in earlier times it led to the appearance of the disease "Antonius Fire", the blood vessels constricted, limbs died, and the worst hallucinations accompanied these phenomena.

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