plant is highly toxic and can KILL you. People frequently DIE from it, mostly teenagers mistakenly thinking of it as a harmless legal high, which it ISN'T.
The problem with using this plant is that alkaloid content varies
greatly among species, even within the same plant depending on time of
day and season. Plants of the same species can vary widely in alkaloid
fractions and amounts, depending on environmental
conditions. The following is merely presented in order to further the understanding of some of the physical and mental effects of this plant.
Definition of Terms
(1)Through personal experimentation, some of datura's
effects are becoming obvious. First, datura's effects, from the
stage of physical intoxication (see below) onward, generally last
24 hours, and at larger doses may last several days. What this means
is that ingestion of a low dose doesn't mean duration will be short.
Even at doses where hardly any effect was noticed, effects WERE surprisingly
noticed the next day. Even at larger doses, effects may only become
manifest the next day. This ties in to datura's relationship with
sleep, which tend to kick in the effects.
(2)The classification below places physical symptoms before intoxication.
At lower doses, there may be mental changes without physical symptoms.
(3)The foremost physical symptom seems to be an increasingly dry mouth. You
may wake up during the night with an uncomfortable dryness. This
dryness affects not only the mouth, but the nasal cavities and throat,
so that swallowing may be painful.
The next most common symptom is increase in heart rate. At lower
doses, this increase may only be noticed when the body is put into
action. Your heart rate may be normal while you're sitting or walking,
but as soon as action is taken, like running or playing hacky sack,
the heart pounds harder, and in larger doses, faster. Also, larger
doses may generate fast heart beat even at rest. EXCERCISE CAUTION
EVEN AT LOW DOSES REGARDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
Dilated pupils doesn't occur at low doses, except if applied directly
to the eyes.
(4)The most common mental effect is light-headedness. There may
be giddiness and other deliriant effects, such as confusion. Thoughts
seem to come faster, sometimes at breakneck speeds. Delirium generally
produces anxiety and physical discomfort. (on top of datura's other possible painful physical effects). Contradistinctively, a profound
sense of relaxation is possible at lower doses. Drowsiness usually
takes over a few hours into the experience, sometimes so strongly
that a state of pseudo-exhaustion happens. There may be lucid dreaming at this point,
or a state of semi-consciousness where sleep and waking interlace.
(5)Closed-eye visions may occur at low doses, and last several days.
PS: Physical Symptoms.
This category includes dilation of pupils, drying of oral and
nasal cavities, flushing of skin and increased temperature, and increased
heart rate. It does not include alterations in bodily co-ordination,
alterations in ability to speak, or any sizeable alterations of mental
or emotional state(s). It could possibly, of course, present danger
to someone with problems in those areas. (maybe heart attack, dehydration,
etc.; respiratory failure has also been reported)
PhysI: Physical Intoxication
This category may include effects noted in PS.
It includes bodily unco-ordination, dizziness, light-headedness,
unprovoked laughter, anxiety, slight difficulty commmunicating effectively,
and a feeling of drunkenness. We are approaching changes to the
mental or emotional state at this level. This does not include
out-of-body experiences, hallucinations or radical changes to relationship
of one to one's environment. At this level, one is not
incapacitated by the delirium.
SI, I, and ProlI: Short Intoxication, Intoxication, and Prolonged Intoxication
This category may include everything from the above
categories (PS and PhysI).
This category is devided in 3 by a timelength factor. If these effects
occured for only a few hours or less, they fit into SI.
If these effects lasted until the next waking day, or for less than
12 hours, they fit into I.
If these effects last longer than 12 hours, including up to several days
(which is common with larger doses), they fit into ProlI.
This category includes significant changes
in perception of space and time, visual, auditory or other types
of hallucinations or visions, intensified dreams or a blurring of
lines between dream and waking time, significant changes in perception of
walking (such as wobbling legs or leaning of the body towards the ground),
out-of-body experiences, entire shift into another "physical" dimension,
encounters with people who "aren't there", reliving of past events,
shift in perceived relation of one to one's environment (such as
melting into anything, becoming One with the Whole, or feeling
alienated from everything), or other experiences related to delirium.
This category may include any effects from the
above categories (PS, PhysI, SI, I, ProlI) Reaching this category,
one should get their motherfucking ass to a hospital, or in the case
of the impossibility of this (such as unconsciousness, coma, or respiratory
as well as cardiac arrest), have your sitter call an ambulance or get you
to a hospital. Someone in this category has a good chance, or
a perceived good chance, of dying. Effects in this category are:
a resting heartrate higher than 180 bpm, cardiac or respiratory
failure, and seizures. Although some may debate this, upon fainting
or unconsciousness, your sitter should get you to a hospital. There's
no way of knowing whether you're just tripping, or if your experiencing
a coma...so that's my advice for that. The plant is still legal
anyway, so don't worry about that.