Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

    Datura arborea

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    datura arborea L.

    Etymology

    Family

    Traditional name

    Used parts

    Tinct. of leaves and flowers.

    Classification

    Plantae; Spermatophyta, Angiospermae - Flowering Plants; Dicotyledonae; Lamiidae / Tubiflorae; Scrophulariales; Solanaceae - Tomato / Potato Family

    Keywords

    Original proving

    Introduced by Poulsca, Med. Invest, 9, 261: Allen: Encyclop. Mat.Med. Vol. IV, 68 Clarke: A Dictionary of Practical Mat. Med. Vol. I, 688

    Description of the substance

    A small 4 to 12 foot shrubby tree native to Peru and the Andes. Leaves are 7 inch long and ovate, shining green on the upper side. The flowers are 8 to 10 inches long, drooping, brilliant orange-red at the mouth with yellow veins, and fading to yellow at the base... not fragrant. The fruit is top-shaped, spineless, 3.5 inches long. Distinguished from all others by the red flowers. Rare; cuttings are almost impossible to take. Prefers cool areas.
    From the Allies Catalog
    Incredible high elevation species with striking red and yellow flowers that attract enthusiastic hummingbirds. Known extensively throughout South America for its medicinal virtues and ritually brewed with Trichocereous Pachanoi as one interpretation of Cimora. ... In Ecuador it is currently being cultivated for scopolamine. Easy to grow from seed.