Odd Things.

A while ago, Datura came up in a thread, and I mentioned I’d post about mine. I have all manner of old medicines littered about the house, this is one of them. The bottle is full, this was never used (and no, I’m not about to experiment with this shit). Davies, Rose Stramonium, 0.15 Gram (approx. 2.5 grains). Alkaloidally standardized and containing 0.375 mg (1/170 grain) of the alkaloids of Stramonium in each pill.* The warning on the side reads: Important: If dryness of the throat, excessively rapid pulse, or blurring of vision appear, the physician should be promptly consulted. The other side of the label reads: Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription. Usual Dose: One pill as directed by physician.

And yes, it has a very odd smell.

*That would be atropine and scopolamine.


  1. says

    They smell really strange. I wish I knew how to describe it. The pills aren’t huge, but they aren’t tiny, either. There’s nothing fancy, looks like rolled vegetable matter, which is rather worrying.

    Yet another way to kill someone, if that ever came up…

  2. says

    I also can’t find any valid information on just what these would have been used for, outside of a sedative. Damn scary sedative, if you ask me.

  3. says

    Maaaybe a sedative. With a bit of alcohol it’d be disassociative. Damn scary but FFS we inject botulinum toxin in eachother’s faces and give kids amphetamines to calm them down. Nothing is too weird.

  4. says

    Yeah, all true. The one thing I’ve never been able to find is a bottle of Bayer’s Heroin. I’d love to get my hands on that stuff.

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