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Brugmansia suaveolens Trompet flower Kecubung gunung Solanaceae
 

Brugmansia suaveolens, Trompet flower, Solanaceae, Kecubung gunung

 

Brugmansia suaveolens, Trompet flower, Solanaceae, Kecubung gunung

Five or more species are currently attributed to Brugmansia, most originating in the Andes of northern South America, though even there they seem always to be associated with human habitation.
They are evergreen or semi-evergreen and their leaves are large and soft, rather like tobacco leaves but smaller, and all parts of the plant are narcotic and poisonous.
Cultivation: The plants prefer a warm to hot climate, a sunny sheltered site and a light, fertile, well-drained soil.
It has been used as a poultice and analgesic for treating bruises and minor wounds, as skin ulcers, hemorrhoids, and anesthesia for setting bones. Arthritis, rheumatism.The leaves and flowers have
been smoked for centuries to alleviate athsma and other pulmonary
conditions, and it has been shown by modern research that scopolamine happens to be an excellent bronchiodilator. Today scopolamine is commonly used to treat motion sickness.


 

  

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