My best guess is Angel Trumpet Plant.Sableagle wrote:Did you happen to note what kind of tea does that and where it's sold?
The Canadians had bought it while traveling abroad.
They thought it was a harmless exotic.
What a Time of it They Had!
The way I remember it, they had been friends and neighbors.
They had not planed on being arrested Naked with one in the trunk of the car.
No one was seriously injured.
Their relationships may heal.
Brugmansia: One kind of Angel Trumpet Plant.
The hallucinogenic effects of Brugmansia were described in the journal Pathology as "terrifying rather than pleasurable". The author Christina Pratt, in An Encyclopedia of Shamanism, says that "Brugmansia induces a powerful trance with violent and unpleasant effects, sickening after effects, and at times temporary insanity". These hallucinations are often characterized by complete loss of awareness that one is hallucinating,
It may be a good idea to let Flora Folk know about this plant.In 1994 in Florida, 112 people were admitted to hospitals from ingesting Brugmansia, leading one municipality to prohibit the purchase, sale, or cultivation of Brugmansia plants. The concentrations of alkaloids in all parts of the plant differ markedly. They even vary with the seasons and the level of hydration, so it is nearly impossible to determine a safe level of alkaloid exposure.
It is very common in warm climates.
The blossoms smell like Heaven in the warm night air.
It can be made into a sweetened tea.
Or; mixed into an umbrella cocktail.
It can be ground into a powder and blown into a person's face.
If that person is a lone Tourist, that Tourist can become a victim.
The more you know.