A preparation of the dried leaves or poisonous seeds of the thorn apple, with medical and other uses.
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- The most common ingredients prescribed were iodides, organic nitrites, stramonium, belladonna, atropine, hyoscyamus, tobacco smoke, and menthol.
- In 1944, I used to treat my Parkinsonism patients with tincture of stramonium (from jimsonweed) which was the only drug that we had.
- Other herbaceous plants included Abutilon theophrasti, Cycloloma atriplicifolium, Datura stramonium and Xanthium strumarium and the planted Maclura pomifera.
mid 17th century: modern Latin (part of the plant's binomial), perhaps an alteration of Tatar turman 'horse medicine'.
Definition of stramonium in:
- The US English dictionary