JimsonweedNatural health supplements sometimes have unexpected side effects or interactions with medication that can lead to adverse reactions that are sometimes life threatening. The following is a list of cautions that you should be aware of before using Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium). These are referred to as drug/herb interactions.
Warning 1 - Amantadine: Jimsonweed increases antocholinergic effects.
Warning 2 - Antacids: decrease the action of Jimsonweed.
Warning 3 - MAOIs: Jimsonweed increases the anticholinergic effects of MAOIs. Experts recommend avoiding concurrent use.
Warning 4 - Phenothiazines: Jimsonweed decreases the action of phenothiazines.
Warning 5 - Tricyclic antidepressants: The use of jimsonweed with tricyclic antidepressants increases the anticholinergic effects.
Warning 6 - Toxic: Jimsonweed contains toxic tropane alkaloids, which have caused poisoning and death in humans and other animals. It is generally considered too toxic for medical applications nowadays.
Used as a natural health remedy: Jimsonweed has been used internally for:
Side Effects of JimsonweedThe known side effects of Jimsonweed include:
As with any herb, a serious allergic reaction is possible. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. These may include a rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.Return to the Herb List.
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