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Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Jimsonweed


A-Z Challenge
My theme is Herbs.
J is for Jimsonweed

Jimsonweed is
poisonous
and should not be
ingested or smoked.
Even brushing
against it will
irritate the skin.
In America, it
was controlled
by shamans and
medicine men. Don't ever use or inhale the fumes if you have
glaucoma.......unlike Cannabis plant, which lowers the pressures
of glaucoma.

Medical Use:
Jimsonweed is grown commercially, as the active principles
are extracted for carefully controlled doses. The plant contains
some scopolamine and the flower is almost identical.  If any-
one remembers I wrote a post on the scopolamine tree from
Colombia that was used by the CIA and KGB. The plant
has the power to make a person perform crimes, even kill
when a mind-control suggestion is given. Jimsonweed
has some of this potential.

As a controlled substance, it relieves the spasms of
bronchial asthma and painful joints.

41 comments:

  1. This is also known as Datura I believe? If yes, there is a big vine growing over the back fence here.

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    1. River,
      Could be, although there are a lot of these that are non-poison that look like the "morning glory." I fight the small viney plant in my yard. We used to call it "creeping Jenny."

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  2. And I never ever touch it, although I have photographed the flowers.

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    1. River
      Interesting. Do you really think it Jimsonweed? That would be scary for kids playing around it.

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    2. I'm probably wrong. The plant here is a huge tall vine climbing right to the top of the tree it is twined around.
      From your comment I take it Jimsonweed is a creeping small groundcover?

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  3. All I see is the "it relieves the spasms of painful joints'' and I immediately wants some Jimsomweed, not even worried about poisoning myself. The allure of these herbs; it's crazy!

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    1. Remembering Grace
      You must really be in pain to make that statement. Have you ever asked a natropathic healer about Jimsomweed or something like it. I have complete faith in my healer, as she muscle tests everything and puts me on a program. there may have to be a series of programs before the good results are reached but the important thing with muscle testing is that "YOUR body chooses the herb" and you don't waste time and money taking things you don't need.

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  4. It relieves the spasms of bronchial asthma... really? My Mom needs to know about this. As for controling people and rhyming pets in particular, I use my special brand of Blue Herbs. It's the best ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Blue grumpster
      I've never taken this herb. I know it grows wild around our part of the country and I've heard it is very effective if taken with strict controls. Here's to your own Blue Herbs, may they forever heal.

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    2. It only goes to show that knowledge is king. Imagine how many natural medicines or combinations of them there must be that we don't know of.

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  5. Wow I just read through every letter in your challenge, What great information and I like that you have used some of these herbs. I try to use herbs whenever I can. Every year around here when the Jimson weed starts blooming, kids in high school die, from ingesting it thinking they will get high. It grows in my neighbor next door pasture. I knew it was bad, so I really like this information.

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  6. Farm Girl
    It always surprises me that kids will have so little respect for their life and ingest so many weird substances in the name of "getting high." Think of how shallow their lives must be, to always be seeking a new and ultimate high feeling. I just recently came off of a cleanse and I felt euphoric..... a clean body will do that better than poison substances. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. That scopolamine tree sounds dangerous and all of the wrong people are using it. Naturally.

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    1. Robin
      Even way back, wwwwy back, when I was a psychiatric nurse the doctors used some of it with the mental patients. It's wonderful when used with control but the bad guys get hold of it and kill people. Also used by CIA and that is how they get people to commit false flag shootings and then turn the gun on themselves. It is very mind controlling. that use was known too when I was young.

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    2. I'm told politicians get them from Santa.

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  8. It kills cattle? Or makes them crazy, right? I vaguely remember reading something about this.

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    1. C lee
      I remember my grandfather would say the cattle (or horses) got in the crazy weed again. It did make livestock crazy but I don't recall deaths, although it probably does kill them.

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  9. It grows in the Caribbean too. There were people who were crazy/stupid enough to take it and nearly die. A very strong and dangerous hallucinagen .

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    1. Bish
      It's such a pretty morning glory-like flower and looks harmeless but what evil lurks within. Brrawww only the shadow knows.

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  11. Adam
    It could be a temptation flower.... the flower of Adam and Evil. Nuck, nuck.

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  12. So that is why i robbed the bank last night, i was drugged. The flower made me do it. Think I can get of on that defense?

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    1. Hahahaha
      Where did you stash the moola? It'll pay for your defense.

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    2. Sounds like a confession to me.

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  13. My dad pointed jimson weed out to me, as it wound around the wire fences. Told me what it could do. Recently I have been thinking about using it as a part of a flash fiction. Hmmm.

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    1. Susan
      Yeah, it's a vine and loves to climb wires. The troube in recognizing it.... some of it is not toxic but I think those flowers are much smaller. It could be a good murder weapon in a mystery story.

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  14. Because I don't know what things growing are poisonous, and what things are not, I just treat them all like they are, just in case. :)

    My kids and I are headed out for yard work here in a few minutes. I can't wait to see what's trying to come up now that the snow has melted!

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    1. Rosey
      That is the smartest thing to do.... always.

      Isn't that first "after the snow inspection" a fun outing? I love that and look forward to it every year. I never cut back any plants in the fall or I wouldn't know where to expect stuff to come up. My peonies were already peeping up little red shoots so I cut the dead ones off and my tulips and hycinaths are abpit 4/5 inches already. Oh glorious spring. I love this sleeping and awakening time and missed it when I lives in Florida.

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  15. Ok, I am scared off. I'll leave this to the grownups.

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    1. Patti
      No one should mess with this one. Leave it to the Native Americans. They understand it.

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  16. Wow! I've never seen the plant and hope never to come across it. Thanks for choosing to write about this plant, Manzi.

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    1. Susieee
      Some plants are useful only to the Native Americans as they understand how to handle them as has been handed down to them.

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  17. The flowers have a nice scent and are pretty. It may be toxic to humans but hummingbirds and sphinx moths love the nectar. I am always happy to see it growing.

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    1. Debra
      Every plant has it's use but most people have lost their connection to nature. Thankful for the intelligent comment.

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    2. Debra
      I visited you lovely blog and tried to leave a comment but it wouldn't accept it.

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  18. Could be very dangerous stuff. I'd stay away from it. Thanks for the warning. We Bears need all the help we can get!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Rob
      Especially warning to bears in the woods. They may come upon it in their quest for honey and berries.

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  19. I always take a second look. But somehow plants seems less dangerous than rattlesnakes

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  20. The Jimson Weed reminds me of a petunia. It is like a sheep in wolves clothing. Pretty, with a bite.

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  21. Jimsonweed looks attractive with its gramophone-shaped flowers.. yes, it reminds me too of a petunia or a bearbine. Sad it's so poisonous.. But I often see in magazines, people dare to grow it in their gardens... I will not be such risky. :)

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