- (n) poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine
- Scopolamine is a hypnotic drug made from henbane.
- Mr Worrall Thompson, when asked by the publication whether he used any wild foods in his dishes, replied: "The weed henbane is great in salads."on Aug 4, 2008 By: Antony Worrall Thompson Source: Times Online
- An early draft of John Keats's Ode on Melancholy began: "No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist / Henbane for its poisonous root," before the poet - who worked in a pharmacy and was familiar with poisons - decided to change the word Henbane for...on Aug 4, 2008 By: John Keats Source: Times Online