from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See jimsonweed.
- n. The dried poisonous leaves of the jimsonweed, used in the treatment of asthma.
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- n. The jimsonweed plant
- n. A narcotic drug obtained from the dried leaves of this plant
For instance, the seeds of the stramonium, which is the same thing, contain a much higher percentage of poison than the leaves and flowers.
In fact indigo, senna, and stramonium, with a species of cassia, form the weeds of the place, which are annually hoed off and burned.
I also had to add a pinch of coniine (which causes blurred vision) as well as -- the cherry on the cake -- a dash of stramonium (which can cause dizziness and hallucinations).
Peruvian natives believe it allows them to communicate with departed souls. stramonium (Jimson Weed): Dangerous hallucinogen widespread in temperate regions.
DATURA Family: Solanaceae Genus: Datura Species: Species: fastuosa: large shrub with white flowers inoxia (Don Juan's Datura): native to mexico metel: native to India. sanguinea (Eagle Datura, Tonga): Native to S.America. stramonium (Jimson Weed): Dangerous hallucinogen widespread in temperate regions.
He also wanted Prof. Mwaluko to comment on the toxicity of D. stramonium.
P.of. G.M.P. Mwaluko presented a study on the use of Datura stramonium, which had been prompted by observation that the plant was added to local alcoholic brews.
It was observed that mice treated with the extract of D. stramonium had an ambulation that was almost similar to that of amphetamine.
Effects of D. stramonium extract on white albino mice as compared to d-amphetamine and phenobarbitone
D. stramonium L. contains from 0.2 to 0.45% alkaloids, the chief of which are hyoscyamine and hyoscine.
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