Mystery Solved

It’s called Datura stramonium (jimsonweed) – flower

Active Constituents: Tropane alkaloids (hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine). The seeds contain the highest alkaloid concentration in both the Datura and Brugmansia species.

Parts used: The seeds and flowers roots and leaves are taken. Preparations include leaves rolled up into cigarettes, mixing seeds with cannabis and/or tobacco for smoking, mixing ground seeds with wine or beer, teas made with the leaves and flowers, cold water extracts of the root, enemas prepared with an infusion made from the leaves and suppositories made from rolled up leaves.

Magical Uses: Hallucinogen, visionary journeys, shape-shifting, divination, clairvoyance, love magic, aphrodisiac, amulets, incense.

Medicinal uses: Spasmolytic, anti-asthmatic, anticholinergic, narcotic and anesthetic. The leaves are smoked as ‘asthma cigarettes’, steambath are prepared with the leaves for bad coughs and bronchitis.uncertain-flower.jpg

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Not sure what this flower is. Anybody know? It blooms at night. I looked up Moonflower but this doesnot look the same.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted July 29, 2007 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    jimson weed is not what I thought it was.

  2. Posted July 29, 2007 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Under “magical” properties, the first by-product would definately explain all the following ones … =/


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