|Poisonous House Plants|
Datura belongs to a group of plants, along with Deadly Nightshade, Henbane, and Mandrake, collectively known as "Witch's Weeds". It was a well known ingredient in various potions and brews, including the infamous "love potion".
Angel's trumpet contains alkaloids that have caused poisoning and death in humans and animals and it is so potent it has been used in suicides and murder. Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of Atropines and extra caution should be taken with them.
Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) is mentioned most often and is also known as 'loco weed' because of it's effect on cattle. General symptoms are agitation, choreiform (spasmodic) movement, coma, drowsiness, hallucination, elevated temperature.
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