All seeds are grown on our farm without the use of chemicals; and are open-pollinated, hybrid-free and GMO-free. The seeds are hand-gathered and hand-processed in small batches each year.
Jimson Weed Seeds
Jimson Weed Seeds
Our own farm-grown Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium) seeds for organic growing.
All seeds are grown on our farm without the use of chemicals; and are open-pollinated, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 30-50 seeds)
Jimson Weed, Jamestown Weed, Thorn Apple, Devil’s Apple, Angel Trumpets, Moon Flower, Toloache
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
Central and South America
Bushy plant to 3ft tall. Impressive white trumpet shaped flowers are followed by large egg-shaped seed capsules covered with numerous sharp spines.
Full sun, well-drained soil.
The seeds germinate easily and can be sown indoors in flats and transplanted out once all danger of frost has passed.
Easy to grow. Plants are most impressive when given regular water and good garden soil. Will self seed and potentially become weedy unless deadheaded to prevent seed formation.
Not for internal use.
Antispasmodic, anodyne, sedative and narcotic. Can be applied topically to ease rheumatic pain. All plant parts are toxic in small or large doses.
Drought Tolerant, Apothecary Garden, Deer Resistant.
The dangers of jimson weed and its abuse by teenagers in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia
Jimson weed (Datura stramonium, a member of the Belladonna alkyloid family) is a plant growing naturally in West Virginia and has been used as a home remedy since colonial times. Due to its easy availability and strong anticholinergic properties, teens are using Jimson weed as a drug. Plant parts can be brewed as a tea or chewed, and seed pods, commonly known as “pods” or “thorn apples,” can be eaten. Side effects from ingesting jimson weed include tachycardia, dry mouth, dilated pupils, blurred vision, hallucinations, confusion, combative behavior, and difficulty urinating. Severe toxicity has been associated with coma and seizures, although death is rare. Treatment consists of activated charcoal and gastric lavage. Esmolol or other beta-blocker may be indicated to reduce severe sinus tachycardia. Seizures, severe hypertension, severe hallucinations, and life-threatening arrhythmias are indicators for the use of the anticholinesterase inhibitor, Physostigmine. This article reviews the cases of nine teenagers who were treated in hospitals in the Kanawha Valley after ingesting jimson weed. We hope this article will help alert primary care physicians about the abuse of jimson weed and inform health officials about the need to educate teens about the dangers of this plant.
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