Botanical Safety Info

Please read this page before purchasing or using our medicinal or skincare products.

Before use, you should have knowledge of the effects, possible side effects, and possibl eallergic reactions of the herb the product you wish to purchase and any negative contraindications with any health conditions you may have or medicines you are already taking. Each product with safety concerns comes with an information card for your health and safety, but please take a minute to read this page carefully before ordering to avoid any issues.

Please know we here at Bane Folk are not medical professionals and cannot diagnose, treat, write prescriptions, or give medical advice.

The following has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA and is for educational purposes only.


Medicinal Nightshade Balms

Belladonna (Muscle Balm) & Datura (Bone + Joint Balm)

Toxic if ingested. Keep away from children and pets.

Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not use if you are elderly with a compromised immune system.

Do not use if you have a nightshade allergy.

Do not use if you have a salicylate allergy.

Do not use if you have heart, liver, or kidney issues.

Do not use if you have glaucoma and especially not if you are on medication for it.

Alcohol consumption may cause increased drowsiness.

Safe to use in conjuction with cannabis, but may cause increased drowsiness.

Do not use if you are already on an anticholinergic medication. Contact your health care practitioner or pharmacist if you are uncertain.

Do not use medicinal nightshades 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after surgery.

Side Effects:

May cause drowsiness.

Do not use while driving or operating machinery. You may need to refrain from use during work hours if you experience severe drowsiness.

Keep ointments away from mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals) and discontinue use if a rash or contact dermatitis occurs.

Side effects may include dry mouth, dilated pupils, blurry vision, light sensitivity, and rapid heart beat.

Adverse effects may include loss of coordination, heart palpitations, difficulty swallowing, thirst, dry fever, dizziness, restlessness, confusion, and delirium. Seek medical attention and report anticholinergic overdose.

Effects can last for 6-8 hours.

Artemisia Products

Mugwort & Wormwood Herbs

Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not use if you take medication for epilepsy/seizures.

Do not use internally if you have severe kidney dysfunction.

Do not ingest our mugwort or wormwood oils or ointments – they are made for topical use only and can contain essential oils that are harmful to ingest.

Keep away from animals and small children.

Do not use if you are allergic to ragweed and other plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family.

Side Effects:

Avoid driving or operating machinery if products make you feel dizzy or disoriented.

Keep ointments away from mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals) and discontinue use if a rash occurs.

Negative side effects of topical use can include restlessness, changes in heart rate, difficulty sleeping, and nightmares.

Effects can last for up to 6-8 hours.

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