A slightly different blog from me, this is an account of Infernal Datura use as recorded by Robert Beverly in 1705.
"This [jimsonweed] being an early plant, was gather'd very young for a boil'd salad, but some of the Soldiers sent thither, to pacifie the troubles of Bacon; and some of them ate plentifully of it, the effect of which was a very pleasant Comedy; for they turned natural fools upon it for several days."
"One would blow a feather in the air; another would dart straws at it with much fury; and another stark naked was sitting up in a corner , like a monkey grinning and making mows at them; a fourth would fondly kiss and paw his companions, and sneer in their Faces, with a Countenance more antik than any Dutch Droll."
"In this frantic condition they were confined, lest they in their folly should destroy themselves; though it was observed that all their actions were full of innocence and good nature. Indeed, they were not very cleanly; for they would have wallow'd in their own excrements, if they had not been prevented."
"A thousand such simple tricks they play'd and after Eleven days, return'd themselves again, not remembering anything that had pass'd."
Now that the historical account is out of the way, let me speak of the Infernal use of the Datura Plant. LET ME FIRST SAY THAT I DO NOT ADVOCATE IT'S USE. It contains serious Tropane Alkaloids that will almost certainly trigger extreme thirst, severe hallucinations and possibly death.
I use Datura on occasion as part of my Infernal Necromancy concoctions, but I do not ingest these. There is Great Power in this plant, and it should never be taken for recreation.
Beware the Datura Plants, as they will bring nothing but days of terror and death to all but the most expert herbcrafters.
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