a very poisonous weed, grown annually, which contains different anticholinergic agents such as alkaloids, scopolamine and atropine. It can be taken in small doses to treat asthma, whooping cough, muscle spasms and other conditions and can be used for pain relief externally.

JIMSONWEED: "Jimsonweed is a poisonous annual weed that is a member of the nightshade family."
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