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50 seeds of Datura stramonium, thornapple and moon flower.

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50 seeds of Datura stramonium, thornapple and moon flower.

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Datura stramonium, known by the common names Jimson weed or datura, is a plant in the nightshade family. Other common names for D. stramonium include thornapple and moon flower.

For centuries, datura has been used as a herbal medicine to relieve asthma symptoms and as an analgesic during surgery or bonesetting. It is also a powerful hallucinogen and deliriant, which is used spiritually for the intense visions it produces. However, the tropane alkaloids which are responsible for both the medicinal and hallucinogenic properties are fatally toxic in only slightly higher amounts than the medicinal dosage, and careless use often results in hospitalizations and deaths.


Growing from seeds:

easy to grow. Let seeds soak with water for about 20 hours, then sow about 1cm deep into moist compost. At temperatures of about 20°C germination will start within 3-4 weeks


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