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n.1.(Med.) Same as Duboisine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is a derivative of hyoscine, which is extracted from the leaves of the Duboisia tree.
Prior to European contact, Aboriginal people used pituri (Duboisia bopwoodii) and bush tobacco (Nicotiana gossei, Nicotiana suaveolens, Nicotiana excelsior and Nicotiana ingulba) (Ratsch et al.
Population dynamics of Cyrtomon luridus Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Duboisia sp.
The synthetic production of these alkaloids is more expensive than their extraction from plant materials and they are, therefore, currently industrially extracted from various Solanaceous plants belonging to the genera Atropa, Duboisia, Datura and Hyoscyamus.
Australian Aboriginal people used the plant pituri (Duboisia hopwoodil) for its nicotine content, as well as the plant Nicotiana gossei, which is a stimulant (Sullivan & Hagen 2002: 390; Watson 1983).
It is with the last category, drugs, that I found reports of the intentional use of psychedelic plants for psychic experiences across all five continents, from the use of nicotine-rich pituri (Duboisia hopwoodii) by indigenous Australians (Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, 2004) and datura (Datura metel) on the Indian subcontinent (Schuhes & Hofmann, 1992), to the use of iboga (Tabernanthe iboga) in central Africa (Pinchbeck, 2002), Syrian rue (Peganum harmala) in north Africa and the Middle East (Rudgley, 1998), mandrake (Mandragora officinarum) in Europe (Muller-Ebeling, Rfitsch, & Storl, 2003), and fly-agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushrooms in Siberia (Rudgley, 1998) and north America (Wasson, 1979).
Australian aborigines used nicotine from both the pituri plant (Duboisia hopwoodii) and Nicotiana gossel before the arrival of Europeans, as did Native Americans (from native Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rustica) [6, 9].
In addition, tropane alkaloids have been produced from the hairy and adventitious root cultures of Duboisia myoporoides-D, Leichhardtii hybrid (Yoshimatsu et al., 2004).
Once the kill was made, the hunters would chew Duboisia leaves to ease the fatigue, hunger, and thirst from their exertions.
Keywords: Aboriginal medicine; Eucalyptus; Tea tree; Lemon myrtle; Duboisia; Eremophila.