Datura ferox

Natural History.
      Chinese datura.
      N. O. Solanaceæ.
      Trituration of seeds.
      Tincture of unripe fruit.


      Poisoning with this drug causes raving madness.
      A girl who ate half an unripe fruit manifested the following: Completely out of her mind in a quarter of an hour, dizzy, sleepy, slept with eyes open, if disturbed, sprang up raving and uttered unintelligible words, if one sang she began to dance in the Favanese fashion. This symptom may prove a keynote in certain cases of mental alienation.
      Dryness of mouth was also noted in this case, as with Bell. and other Solanaceæ.