The anime/manga Kimetsu no Yaiba has many interesting mysteries, such as the existence of a plant with purple flowers called Wisteria. In this series, wisteria is used by the Demon Slayer Corps to fight demons, and demons also stay away from this plant.
So why are the demons in Kimetsu no Yaiba afraid of Wisteria flowers?
1. History of Wisteria in Kimetsu no Yaiba
In the past, a family was saved from demons by a Demon Slayer, so they expressed their gratitude by considering the wisteria flower as the symbol of their family. The crest is placed outside their house as a sign that the place welcomes all Demon Slayers of the Demon Slayer to stop and eat and sleep for free.
Throughout the series, Shinobu Kocho is the main user of this flower. She creates various poisons and venoms from the wisteria flower. Poisons created by Shinobu have the ability to finish off demons in seconds.
2. The main use of the wisteria tree
Since ancient times, the wisteria tree has been used for a variety of purposes, such as as an ornamental plant, incense, poison, antidote and even medicine. This plant is also used to carve the ranks of Demon Hunters who pass the Final Selection.
Shinobu Kocho saves Zenitsu Agatsuma
Growing or burning wisteria in the same way that Gyomei Himejima used to do around his shrine is also a method of exorcism.
The use of the Wisteria plant is also seen in the Final Selection that took place on Mount Fujikasane. The mountain is surrounded by this plant for the purpose of preventing the demons imprisoned there from escaping.
Wisteria has a powerful effect of paralyzing demons. It is also used as an antidote to poison caused by demons. An example of its application is shown when Shinobu Kocho saves Zenitsu Agatsuma in his fight against the Spider-Demon.
In addition, Wisteria can be used as medicine to turn ghosts back into humans.
3. Why are the monsters in Kimetsu no Yaiba afraid of the Wisteria tree?
The Wisteria tree is a powerful weapon against demons. The reason the demons in Kimetsu no Yaiba are afraid of this plant is because of the dangerous poison contained in the plant. Just a small dose is enough to temporarily paralyze and stop the regeneration of the demons.
Shinobu Kocho conducted many experiments on this plant. She transformed her body by absorbing a large amount of Wisteria flower poison. The demon doctor Tamayo helped Shinobu saturate the poison in her body, so that Shinobu’s blood, organs, and fingernails all contained this poison.
One of the Spider Demons is affected by the poison of the Wisteria plant
Shinobu’s body is equivalent to the mass of 37kg of poison. The amount of this poison is 70 times the amount needed to kill a normal demon and enough to weaken the High Priestess Douma.
In fact, real life wisteria are known to be poisonous, especially in the seed part. In Western culture, the meaning of wisteria is about longevity.