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Looking for something unusual to fill that bare spot in the garden or provide an exotic accent on the patio? Jimson, also known as Angel's trumpet, may be just the plant for you. With coarse green leaves and spectacular trumpet-shaped flowers, Jimson will make a bold statement anyplace it is used in the garden. The leaves and seeds are used to make medicine.
Jimson weed is a dangerous plant in inexperienced hands, and an overdose is likely to be fatal.
A tincture is sometimes given for spasmodic coughing, chronic laryngitis, a narcotic poison, mania, epilepsy, delirium tremens (DTs), typhus, and asthma. Externally, used for neuralgia, bruises, swellings, saddle sores on horses, rattlesnake bites, tarantula bites, and rheumatism. The leaves have been made into cigarettes for smokers with asthma and other respiratory problems. In South America, jimson weed is believed to be an aphrodisiac.
The whole plant contains atropine and other alkaloids, used to dilate the pupils of the eyes; causes dry mouth, depresses bladder muscles, impedes action of the parasympathetic nerves; used in Parkinson’s disease; also contains scopolamine, used in patched behind the ear for vertigo. Folk cancer remedy.

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