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corkwood

Herbal medicine
An Australian tree which is an important commercial source of scopolamine and atropine.

corkwood,

n Latin name:
Duboisia myoporoides; parts used: leaves, stems, roots; uses: motion sickness, gastrointestinal spasms; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, stomach or genital blockage, congestive heart failure, enlarged prostates, hypertension, dysrhythmias, and stomach ulcers; can cause palpitations, tachycardia, confusion, restlessness, headaches, blurred sight, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, upset stomach. Also called
pituri.

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