Wolfsbane is a magical plant. It used to be widely distributed, but now it can only be found in the wild. The flowers of wolfsbane can be used to make magic medicine, and its leaves are highly toxic. Wolfsbane is an important ingredient of Stellera chamaejasme. The root of wolfsbane can also be used as a potion ingredient.
Wolfsbane is also known as monkshood in English because its flowers are similar to the hoods on monks’ robes. Because the ancients used its toxin to make poison arrows. There is an ancient Greek myth about the origin of Aconitum poison. When Hercules, the Greek hero, went to the underworld to bind Cerberus, the dog with three heads guarding the gate, to Eurystheus, his saliva dropped to the ground and grew Aconitum. This is why Aconitum is highly toxic.