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Plant That Causes Hallucination When Ingested and Its Remedy

Datura stramonium, known by the common names thorn apple, jimsonweed or devil's snare, is a species of flowering plant in the nightshade family Solanaceae.

All species of Datura are poisonous and potentially psychoactive,especially their seeds and flowers which can cause respiratory depression, arrhythmias, fever,delirium, hallucinations, psychosis,and even death if taken internally.

Datura is not only toxic if ingested, but touching the plant, or even smelling the flowers close up is dangerous. Plus, they are supposedly invasive, reseeding everywhere.

Datura is a hallucinogenic plant found in the urban and rural areas,along roadsides, in cornfields and pastures [1, 2–5].

The range of toxicity of Datura stramonium is highly variable and unpredictable.

It also can make a person hallucinate for several days - and even die-But the flowery plant also is deadly, and kills hundreds of people a year, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Remedy

In severe cases, physostigmine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, should be used to reverse anticholinergic toxicity . Physostigmine should be given intravenously to an adult in a dose of 0.5–2.0 mg at a rate of no more than 1 mg/min; a second dose may be administered if necessary.

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