Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The jimsonweed plant
  • n. A narcotic drug obtained from the dried leaves of this plant

Etymologies

New Latin, specific epithet, perhaps ultimately from Tatar turman, a medicine for horses.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • For instance, the seeds of the stramonium, which is the same thing, contain a much higher percentage of poison than the leaves and flowers.

    Gold of the Gods

  • In fact indigo, senna, and stramonium, with a species of cassia, form the weeds of the place, which are annually hoed off and burned.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • 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).

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Peruvian natives believe it allows them to communicate with departed souls. stramonium (Jimson Weed): Dangerous hallucinogen widespread in temperate regions.

    Natural Highs Frequently Asked Questions by Vince Cavasin

  • 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.

    Natural Highs Frequently Asked Questions by Vince Cavasin

  • He also wanted Prof. Mwaluko to comment on the toxicity of D. stramonium.

    Chapter 10

  • 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.

    Chapter 10

  • It was observed that mice treated with the extract of D. stramonium had an ambulation that was almost similar to that of amphetamine.

    Chapter 7

  • Effects of D. stramonium extract on white albino mice as compared to d-amphetamine and phenobarbitone

    Chapter 7

  • D. stramonium L. contains from 0.2 to 0.45% alkaloids, the chief of which are hyoscyamine and hyoscine.

    Chapter 7

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  • "We've tried large doses of every remedy that can be compounded: bromide of potassium, belladonna, chloride of aluminum, ferrous sulfate, quinine, tartar of arsenic, stramonium tobacco."
    Under the Harrow by Mark Dunn, p 300

    September 4, 2011

  • dried leaves of jimson weed

    August 1, 2007