From The Teachings of Silvanus: "Do not be a sausage which is full of useless things."
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Must confess that Datura (aka Thornapple) has a pleasant odor. The plant is strongly narcotic, but has a peculiar action on the human frame which renders it very valuable as a medicine. The whole plant is poisonous, but the seeds are the most active; neither drying nor boiling destroys the poisonous properties. The usual consequences of the poison when taken in sufficient quantity are dimness of sight, dilation of the pupil, giddiness and delirium, sometimes amounting to mania, but its action varies greatly on different persons.