[nafex] Jimson weed

Carolyn Wood natvwine at cut.net
Fri Sep 8 17:56:02 EDT 2000

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Just a sidenote on Jimson weed; while it is toxic to take internally, it 
was at one time used very effectively to alleviate the symptoms of 
asthma and/or bronchial spasms. It was the principle ingredient of 
"Asthma Powders" widely used in the last century (the other ingredient 
being saltpeter) and the dried leaves of the plant have been smoked in 
combination with other plants by native americans for many centuries 
without any hallucinogenic effects.

Bob in Utah

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