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ANGEL'S TRUMPET

Other Names:

Brugmansia suaveolens, Datura sauveolens, Devil's Trumpet, Floripondio, Stramoine Inoffensive, Stramoine Parfumée, Trompeta de Ángel, Trompette des Anges, Trompette du Jugement.

ANGEL'S TRUMPET Overview
ANGEL'S TRUMPET Uses
ANGEL'S TRUMPET Side Effects
ANGEL'S TRUMPET Interactions
ANGEL'S TRUMPET Dosing
ANGEL'S TRUMPET Overview Information

Angel's trumpet is a plant. The leaves and flowers are used to make medicines.

Despite serious safety concerns, people use angel's trumpet as a recreational drug to induce hallucinations and euphoria. They also use it to treat asthma.

How does it work?

Angel's trumpet contains chemicals that can cause euphoria and hallucinations.

ANGEL'S TRUMPET Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Asthma.
  • Causing euphoria and hallucinations.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of angel’s trumpet for these uses.


ANGEL'S TRUMPET Side Effects & Safety

Angel's trumpet is UNSAFE for everyone. The entire plant is poisonous, but the leaves and seeds contain the most poison. Taking angel’s trumpet can cause confusion, dilated pupils, intense thirst, dry skin, flushing, fever, high blood pressure, fast heartbeat, hallucinations, nervousness, loss of memory, convulsions, paralysis, coma, and death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Angel’s trumpet is UNSAFE for anyone to use, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:

Children: Severe poisoning has occurred in children who ate angel’s trumpet accidentally and in teenagers who used angel's trumpet as a recreational drug.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: The entire plant is considered poisonous. Don’t use it, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Congestive heart failure (CHF): Angel's trumpet might cause rapid heartbeat and make CHF worse. Don’t use it.

Constipation: Angel's trumpet might make constipation worse. Don’t use it.

Down syndrome: People with Down syndrome might be especially sensitive to the dangerous side effects of angel’s trumpet. Don’t use it.

Esophageal reflux: Esophageal reflux is a condition in which stomach juices back up into the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach (esophagus). Angel's trumpet might make this condition worse because it can delay stomach emptying. Don’t use it.

Fever: Angel's trumpet might make fever worse. Don’t use it.

Stomach ulcer: Angel's trumpet might delay stomach emptying and make stomach ulcers worse. Don’t use it.

Narrow-angle glaucoma: Angel's trumpet might raise the pressure inside the eye. This could make narrow-angle glaucoma worse. Don’t use it.

Conditions that block the gastrointestinal tract such as atony, paralytic ileus, and stenosis: Angel's trumpet might make these conditions worse. Don’t use it.

Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia): Angel's trumpet might cause make tachycardia worse. Don’t use it.

Ulcerative colitis: Angel’s trumpet might make this condition worse. Don’t use it.

Difficult urination: Angel’s trumpet might make this condition worse. Don’t use it.

ANGEL'S TRUMPET Interactions What is this?

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with ANGEL'S TRUMPET

    Angel's trumpet contains chemicals that cause a drying effect. It also affects the brain and heart. Drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also cause these effects. Taking angel's trumpet and drying medications together might cause side effects including dry skin, dizziness, low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, and other serious side effects.
    Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).


ANGEL'S TRUMPET Dosing

The appropriate dose of Angel's trumpet depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Angel's trumpet. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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