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First Aid for Datura Stramonium Poisoning

First Aid for Datura Stramonium Poisoning

Contributed byMaulik P. Purohit MD MPHSep 28, 2017

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Quick Summary:

  • Jimsonweed plant (botanical name Datura stramonium) is a herbaceous plant with a foul-smell, that is seen across several regions of the world; although, the plant is native to North America
  • The plant extracts are used in native medicines and tea preparation in some parts of the world. Dried Datura leaves have also been traditionally used in smoking for their psychotropic effect
  • Jimsonweed Poisoning is the accidental or intentional intake of the plant or plant product containing the compound. All parts of the plant are known to be toxic, particularly the leaves and seeds
  • The condition is diagnosed based upon the clinical history, combination of signs and symptoms, and additional tests (that may include, in some cases, radiological studies and laboratory tests)


  • In case of an emergency, call 911 (or your local emergency number) for assistance
  • In case of poisoning, call National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 (or your local poison control center) and follow instructions
  • Provide them with information such as dosage, type, strength and time of ingestion of medication, age, weight and general health status of affected individual

What are some Useful Resources for Additional Information on Datura Stramonium Poisoning?

National Capital Poison Center (USA)
3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20016
Administrative Line: (202) 362-3867
Emergency Line: 1 (800) 222-1222
Fax: (202) 362-8377
Email: pc@poison.org
Website: http://www.poison.org

American Association of Poison Control Centers (USA)
515 King St., Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 894-1858
Email: info@aapcc.org
Website: http://www.aapcc.org

References and Information Sources used for Datura Stramonium Poisoning:

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002881.htm (accessed on 09/28/2017)

http://poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu/jimsonweed/jimsonweed.html (accessed on 09/28/2017)

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5904a3.htm (accessed on 09/28/2017)

https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm253338.htm (accessed on 09/28/2017)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles for Datura Stramonium Poisoning:

Glatstein, M. M., Alabdulrazzaq, F., Garcia-Bournissen, F., & Scolnik, D. (2012). Use of physostigmine for hallucinogenic plant poisoning in a teenager: case report and review of the literature. American journal of therapeutics, 19(5), 384-388.

Krenzelok, E. P. (2010). Aspects of Datura poisoning and treatment. Clinical Toxicology, 48(2), 104-110.

Berny, P., Caloni, F., Croubels, S., Sachana, M., Vandenbroucke, V., Davanzo, F., & Guitart, R. (2010). Animal poisoning in Europe. Part 2: companion animals. The Veterinary Journal, 183(3), 255-259.

Oseni, O. A., Olarinoye, C. O., & Amoo, I. A. (2010). Studies on chemical compositions and functional properties of thorn apple (Datura stramonium L) Solanaceae. African Journal of Food Science, 5(2), 40-44.

Stella, L., Vitelli, M. R., Palazzo, E., Oliva, P., De Novellis, V., Capuano, A., ... & Maione, S. (2010). Datura stramonium intake: a report on three cases. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 42(4), 507-512.

Devi, M. R., Bawari, M., Paul, S. B., & Sharma, G. D. (2011). Neurotoxic and medicinal properties of Datura stramonium L.–review. Assam University Journal of Science and Technology, 7(1), 139-144.

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