aconite, monkshood or wolfsbane, and embracing about 60 species, chiefly natives of the mountainous parts of the northern hemisphere.
Other related alkaloids are lycaconitine and myoctonine which occur in wolfsbane, Aconitum lycoctonum.
Aconitum lycoctonum, wolfsbane, is a yellow-flowered species common on the Alps of Switzerland.
Some werewolf myths do claim that rye, mistletoe, mountain ash or wolfsbane are effective deterrents against a werewolf attack.
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