Ergot seeds

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In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[edit | edit source]

Ergot seeds
Tw3 ergot seeds.png
Used in alchemy
Description
Inventory/slot
Alchemy and crafting
Category
Common item
Type
Alchemy ingredient
Source
Purchase
Base price
crown(s)
Price to buy
6 – 8 crown(s)
Price to sell
1 crown(s)
Weight
0 weight

This ingredient is relatively rare. It is used to craft the following items:

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

Ergot seeds
Substances Ergot seeds.png
Ergot seeds
Description
Type
Herb
Contains
Vermilion Rubedo
Source
not actually implemented in the game
Price to buy
15 oren(s)
Price to sell
3 oren(s)
ID
it_ingr_058

These are the seeds of an allegedly common weed; however, ergot is nowhere to be found in the game.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ergot does also exist in reality, commonly known of this group of fungi probably is the "Claviceps purpurea", which grows on rye. The fungus contaminates the rye, which can cause ergotism in humans and animals. It had and has use in medicine and was often used as abortifacient since the middle ages. Use of the drug can cause hallucinations, contractions, nausea, fever, seizures and etc. Ergotism finally is the long-term-effect of the poisoning and these patients show all kinds of painful convulsions and even dry gangrene.
  • Contains Lysergic acid and ergotamine. Lysergic acid was used to synthesise LSD.