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Pituri
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Solanaceae
Genus :
Duboisia
Species :
hopwoodii
COMMON NAMES
Pituri; Pitchiri; Pitcheri; Emu Plant; Poison Bush
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant; Euphoric; Cataleptic; Sedative
DESCRIPTION
Duboisia hopwoodii is an Australian shrub that contains nicotine, nornicotine, and sometimes hyoscyamine in its leaves. The plant's roots contain all of these alkaloids, plus scopolamine. A preparation of the leaves and stems called pituri appears to have had a long history of use in traditional Aboriginal society.
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