These Bryony berries brightened up a misty autumn walk in #wiltshire#bryony is also known as #englishmandrake and has lots of #folklore . The berries were used as a purgative in #medieval times and the tuberous root is #halucinogenic and was used as an anaesthetic for surgery as well as in rites for #wicca and #odinism . So that’s the berries and root taken care of. The seeds are edible. The juice of the root was thought to be an antidote for leprosy.