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What is stramonium? Can it be used for insomnia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Stramonium

Stramonium is also a homeopathic medicine.
It's prepared from datura stramonium, a poisonous plant - but is very dilute. Homeopathic stramonium can stimulate one's restorative system in a safe way. Unless the patient's symptoms and the remedy's complete picture match, it won't work. Sleep disturbance is one of the features, but not the only one. A trained homeopath can discern the right remedy.

In brief: Stramonium

Stramonium is also a homeopathic medicine.
It's prepared from datura stramonium, a poisonous plant - but is very dilute. Homeopathic stramonium can stimulate one's restorative system in a safe way. Unless the patient's symptoms and the remedy's complete picture match, it won't work. Sleep disturbance is one of the features, but not the only one. A trained homeopath can discern the right remedy.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Stramonium

This is a weed grown overseas & carries names like jimson weed, thorn apple, stink weed, devil's cucumber, & others.
It is poisonous & can cause hallucinations & delirium. Believe it or not, the greek meaning of it is "mad".

In brief: Stramonium

This is a weed grown overseas & carries names like jimson weed, thorn apple, stink weed, devil's cucumber, & others.
It is poisonous & can cause hallucinations & delirium. Believe it or not, the greek meaning of it is "mad".
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Stramonium is the homeopathic remedy made from the plant Datura stramonium -- also known as "Jimson weed." The homeopathic remedy is not poisonous. The plant Jimson weed grows throughout the world -- including the US also. Ingesting the plant or seeds can cause an anticholinergic poisoning with hallucinations, because atropine, hyoscamine, and scopolamine are present. Unfortunately, this ability is also what makes it attractive to teens who want to experiment with hallucinogens.
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