Thursday, November 19, 2009

Drugs on the farm?


I've been hearing about a flower that people plant for its nice smell and that is also a drug. This is the first one I've seen. There's a story of a little girl that ate some of these flowers and died. The farmer's could also be pulling my leg.

4 comments:

Don Cox said...

It does look from the photo to be some kind of Datura. This genus includes several very poisonous plants which are hallucinogens in small quantities.
Great care advised.

Don Cox said...

Could be this one or similar.

Mister Ghost said...

It's the Iraqi version of Jimson weed or Datura. It's very hallucinogenic but can be toxic to deadly depending on what part of the plant you use and how much you ingest.

DO NOT INGEST THE SEEDS, as they contain the highest concentration of the alkaloid hyoscine.

Some of the colonists at the Jamestown colony mistakenly ate the leaves like a salad and spent a week running around clucking like chickens. It was the first case of stoning in America. )))

Indian bandits used to use the seeds as part of a concoction to drug their hapless victims.

If you want to allegedly test the hallucinogenic qualities of the plant out, you should pick and dry the leaves and make a tea or inhale the smoke. Drying reduces
the potency of the plant's tropaine alkaloids.

PS: We had a Datura stramonium plant growing in our garden years ago. It was a beautiful plant.

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