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Tip of the Week– Hallucinogenic Plants
A ToxTidbits segment from Lisa Booze of the Maryland Poison Center
Jimson Weed Overdose, Managing the Anticholingergic Effects
The following is an excerpt from an article from the Maryland Poison Center’s ToxTidbits email newsletter and is used by permission.
The Maryland Poison Center receives a number of calls each Fall about Jimson weed (Datura stramonium) exposures, usually in teens looking for a no-cost, easily accessible, hallucinogenic high. Other common names for jimson weed include:
- devil’s weed
- Angel’s trumpet
- Devil’s trumpet
Jimson weed grows along roadsides, in pastures and in vacant lots reaching 3 to 5 feet in height. The plant has purple or white trumpet- or funnel-shaped flowers and prickly seed pods which split along 4 seams to reveal numerous small brown or black seeds. Poisonings from this plant are often seen in the Fall, when the plant reaches maturity. The seeds and dried leaves of jimson weed are ingested directly from the plant or in a tea, or smoked, to deliberately produce delirium and hallucinations.
Since the plant contains atropine, it produces anticholinergic effects similar to the ACLS drug including:
- blurred vision
- dilated pupils
- dry mouth
Listen to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show to find out more from our Toxicology Expert, Lisa Booze of the Maryland Poison Center. She covers Jimsom Weed and several other plants that your patients may be using for their mind altering effects.
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