Trace: datura


Datura, Dhattura, toluaca, also Brugmansia (”tree datura”, Toé, Floripondio, Wantuk, Guanto, Huantug), a deliriant in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers, tobacco, petunias, as well as mandrake, belladonna, and henbane. The effects primarily come from the tropane alkaloids atropine, scopolamine and hyoscyamine, which are classified as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics, and can last between 8 and 18 hours. These plants have a long history of use as medicines, poisons as well as entheogens, and grow almost everywhere in the world.