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The dried leaves and flowering or fruiting tops with branches of Datura stramonium or D. tatula (family Solanaceae), a herb abounding in temperate and subtropic countries; it contains an alkaloid, daturine, identical with hyoscyamine. It is an antispasmodic and has been used in the treatment of asthma and parkinsonism; when abused or taken inadvertently, it may cause an atropine-like toxic psychosis.
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1. The jimsonweed.
2. The dried poisonous leaves of this plant, formerly used for medicinal purposes.
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Dried leaves and flowering or fruiting tops with branches of Datura stramonium or D. tatula; an antispasmodic; has been used in the treatment of asthma and parkinsonism.
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