[NAFEX] Re: Datura
dtv at mwt.net
Mon Jun 13 10:00:11 EDT 2005
On the other hand the Huichol Indians of Mexico have been using
Datura (as well as peyote) for sacred gatherings and religious
rituals & to make their amazing yarn art. They of course have utmost
respect for the plants & likely use a homeopathic dosage.
On Jun 13, 2005, at 8:51 AM, Doc Lisenby wrote:
> Jim wrote:
> "Kids are using Datura as a legal high (drug). It is bought and
> sold in
> tea bags and police are helpless to do anything about it because it is
> I eat Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) leaves and prefer them to
> most popular cultivated "greens". I can't recommend them because
> they require proper cooking preparation. We ran a few tests in
> toxicology and unofficially determined that the poison is mainly in
> the roots and mature stems. It has a complicated poison and at the
> time of our test could not be identified exactly.
> A few insects eat the leaves, but I have never seen any insect
> damage to the stems or roots. I heard/read a rumor that the poison
> has been reported to cause increased production of white blood
> cells in humans and was suggested as an AIDS chemotherapeutic
> Poke was a common table fare in the "thirties", as was persimmon
> pudding and "real" yams.
> Thornapple, aka Jimson weed (Datura stramonium) has hallucinogenic
> properties and I've heard that it has been used by the drug nuts
> for their endeavors.
> Zone 7/8
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