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Datura is extremely dangerous and can directly cause severe injury or death.

Datura is highly unpredictable and its use is strongly linked to psychosis, severe injury, and death. Please see this section for more details.

Datura stramonium (botany)
Datura stramonium Bieluń dziędzierzawa Seed 01.jpg
Ripened fruit of D. stramonium
Taxonomical nomenclature
Kingdom Plantae
Unranked Angiosperms
Unranked Eudicots
Unranked Asterids
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Genus Datura
Species D. stramonium
Common nomenclature
Common names Devil's trumpets, Angel's trumpets, Moonflowers, Jimsonweed, Devil's weed, Hell's bells, Thorn-apple
Active constituents Tropane alkaloids

Datura stramonium, is a plant in the Datura genus and the Solanaceae family (nightshade).


Algonquin, Navajo, Cherokee, Luiseño and the indigenous peoples of Marie-Galante used this plant in sacred ceremonies for its hallucinogenic properties.[1][2][3] It has also been used by Sadhus of India, and the Táltos of the Magyar (Hungary).

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External links


  1. Biaggioni, Italo et al. (2011). Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System. Academic Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-12-386525-0. 
  2. Pennachio, Marcello et al. (2010). Uses and Abuses of Plant-Derived Smoke: Its Ethnobotany As Hallucinogen, Perfume, Incense, and Medicine. Oxford University Press. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-0-19-537001-0. 
  3. Davis, Wade (1997). The Serpent and the Rainbow: a Harvard scientist's astonishing journey into the secret societies of Haitian voodoo, zombis and magic. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-684-83929-5.