Different species in the plant family, Solanaceae including the genera Datura, Brugmansia, Nicotiana, Atropa, Hyoscyamus, and Mandragora are used as inebriants and as medicinal plants. We will explore the cultural and pharmacological importance of Datura and related species. FDA approved pharmaceuticals e.g., atropine and scopolamine have been extracted from these plants.
Speaker: Tom Carlson, UC Berkeley
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