Sands JM, Sands R.
Med J Aust. 1976 JUL 10;2(2):55,58.
ABSTRACTA case is presented of deliberate chewing of the flowers of henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) in the hope of producing euphoria, and an account is given of the poisoning so produced. The case indicates a more widespread use of this plant among the drug-taking community of Australia, and discussion of the case includes a description of the plant and an outline of treatment for the acute stage of the poisoning.People
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