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|Summary sheet: Brugmansia|
Brugmansia (also known as angel's trumpet or misha) is a genus of seven species of poisonous flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae, it is a popular ornamental plant closely related to the Datura genus of the same family. The deliriant effects are primarily induced by the anticholinergic tropane alkaloids scopolamine, hyoscyamine and atropine. Decoctions and physical application of various plant parts have traditionally been used by indigenous tribes to treat a wide variety of health conditions.
Recreational use in the context of shamanic rituals was common in ancient cultures.
While often found as an ornamental plant all brugmansia varieties are considered extinct in the wild.
Toxicity and harm potential
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- Adnan Mohammed Algradi, Yan Liu, Bing-You Yang, Hai-Xue Kuang (2021). "Journal of Ethnopharmacology Volume 279: Review on the genus Brugmansia: Traditional usage, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicity". doi:10.1016/j.jep.2021.113910.
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- The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Brugmansia