Jimson weed.
Jimson weed.

Jimson Weed

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The Jimson weed is a highly poisonous ‘medicinal’ plant spread all over the world.

Jimson weed.

Jimson weed (Datura stramonium), photographed in Békéscsaba, Hungary.

People have used this poisonous plant as a remedy for asthma and as a general analgesic. It is however full of atropin and scopolamine often in unpredictable concentrations which makes ‘medicinal’ and harmful/dadly doses hard to estimate.

Just because something is a natural herb based product it does not mean it is safe and harmless.

Datura stramonium Fruit.

A close up of the fruit of the Jimson weed.

Since the plant grows all over the place on multiple continents people should at the very least recognize and avoid it.

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Last updated: March 8, 2016

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