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1. The jimsonweed.
2. The dried poisonous leaves of this plant, formerly used for medicinal purposes.

[New Latin, probably ultimately from Old Catalan estremoni, datura, perhaps (in reference to its hallucinogenic properties) from Old Catalan estremonia, astrology, magic (from alteration of Latin astronomia, astronomy; see astronomy), or perhaps from alteration of Latin strūmus, nightshade (from strūma, scrofulous tumor (for which nightshade was used as a cure)), or perhaps from a source akin to Czech and Russian durman, datura (probably of Tatar origin; akin to Turkish derman, medicine, from Persian darmān, from Middle Persian, from Old Iranian *darmān-, that which contains firmness or sustenance; akin to Sanskrit dharmaḥ, statute, law; see dharma).]
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(strəˈməʊnɪəm) or


1. (Pharmacology) a preparation of the dried leaves and flowers of the thorn apple, containing hyoscyamine and formerly used as a drug to treat asthma
2. (Plants) another name for thorn apple1
[C17: from New Latin, of uncertain origin]
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(strəˈmoʊ ni əm)

2. the dried leaves of the jimsonweed, formerly used in medicine as an antispasmodic.
[1655–65; < New Latin; of uncertain orig.]
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References in classic literature ?
The asthmatic had bitten off either end of the stramonium cigarette, and was soon choking himself with the crude fumes, which he inhaled in desperate gulps, to exhale in furious fits of coughing.
The fresh leaves of Azadirachta indica (L.), Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Dehnh) Myrtaceae, Myrtales), Calotropis procera (Aiton) (Apocynaceae, Gentianales), Datura stramonium (L.) (Solanaceae, Solanales) and Nicotiana tabacum (L.) (Solanaceae, Solanales) were collected from Food Quality and Safety Research Institute, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, and Karachi University Campus Karachi (Longitude 67.02 East; Latitude 24.92 North) from 15 May to 15 June 2015 from their natural habitats and were identified by taxonomic specialists.
class="MsoNormalDr Protus Mate, who attended to the children, said the family was affected by datura stramonium (thorn apple) poison.
Potential value of Datura stramonium agglutinin-recognized glycopatterns in urinary protein on differential diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy and nondiabetic renal disease.
Scopolamine is an organic compound obtained from the Solanaceae Datura stramonium, and that is blights quick-time period and extended time-memory in both animals and humans.
Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum; eggplant or aubergine, Solanum melongena; African (Afr.) eggplant, Solanum aethiopicum; African (Afr.) nightshades, Solanum nigrum and Solanum americanum; pepper, Capsicum annuum; and 3 weed species, Datura stramonium, Nicandra physalodes, and Solanum incanum.
Remedies to consider first are Aconite, Ignatia, Arnica, and Stramonium.
Yilbasi agaci Daphne mucronata Thymelaeaceae Tevri Royle Datura stramonium L.
These were garlic, Andrographis paniculata (King of bitters); Chilli pepper seeds; lemongrass; Datura stramonium (Thornapple); Bitter kola seeds; tobacco plant; Ocimum gratissimum (Scent leaf); Sansevieria trifasciata (Mother-in-Law tongue); Turnera ulmifolia (Yellow alder); and Vetiveria zizanioides (Poaceae Vetiver).
no infection Yolo Wonder Datura stramonium no infection Solanum lycopersicum asymptomatic infection cv.