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Woman Accidentally Drugged Herself From Sniffing A Flower Found In Australia

Stewart Perrie

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Woman Accidentally Drugged Herself From Sniffing A Flower Found In Australia

A woman has found out the hard way what happens when you sniff an Angel's Trumpet.

The pretty and seemingly harmless plant was picked by a woman who goes by the name @songsbyralph on TikTok.

She explained in a video on her account how she and a friend went on a night out and grabbed one of the flowers.

They stuck their nose in and gave it a big whiff all the way to the party they were heading to.

She added: "When we arrived at our friend's birthday, we both suddenly felt so f**ked up and had to leave. When I got home and fell asleep, I had the craziest dreams and experienced sleep paralysis for the first time in my life."

Turns out, Angel's Trumpet is actually pretty potent.

Brugmansia species are amongst the most toxic of ornamental plants and also contains the alkaloid known as scopolamine or 'devil's breath'. With a street name like that, you know it's pretty messed up.

If you ingest parts of the plant, you can experience a paralysis of your smooth muscles, develop confusion and a fast heart rate, have dry mouth, constipation, tremors, migraine headaches, poor coordination, delusions, visual and auditory hallucinations, and death.

Devil's breath is a deadly hallucinogenic used in parts of the world to incapacitate an unwilling participant into doing whatever you want.

Vice News reported on the substance, writing: "The deal with burundanga is that it pretty much eliminates your free will so you're awake and you're articulate.

"To anyone else watching you, it seems like you're perfectly fine, but you've completely lost control of your own actions, so you're at the whim of suggestions, and that's how people take advantage of you." Sounds rosy.

Credit: Creative Commons
Credit: Creative Commons

Up to 50,000 people are hospitalised each year in Colombia as a result of the drug, according to the U.S. Department of State.

So @songsbyralph managed to experience just a touch of what this plant has to offer and it's very lucky she didn't consume any of the Angel's Trumpet.

Christina Pratt wrote in the journal Pathology about her experience with the drug and described it as 'terrifying rather than pleasurable'

"Brugmansia induces a powerful trance with violent and unpleasant effects, sickening after effects, and at times temporary insanity," she said.

So, if you see one of these bad boys just hanging around then it would be best to avoid it like the plague.

Featured Image Credit: @songsbyralph/TikTok

Topics: News

Stewart Perrie
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