Consumption of Brugmansia suaveolens (Angel´s Trumpet) and psychic perturbation

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i1.11366

Keywords:

Toxins; Hallucinations; Delirium; Anticholinergic syndrome; Scopolamine; Atropine.

Abstract

The Brugmansia suaveolens (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Sweet plant, popularly known as "Angel´s Trumpet ", is typical of tropical and South American regions, including Brazil, and is famous for its hallucinogenic, disturbing, sedative, among others. In this context, it is used in ritualistic, curative and recreational practices. Thus, the present study aims to analyze and discuss the consumption of B. suaveolens and its potential for psychic disturbance. An integrative bibliographic review was made, using articles from the last 10 years (2010-2020), with the descriptors "Brugmansia suaveolens", "Toxins", "Hallucinations", "Delirium", "Acute Anticholinergic Syndrome", "Scopolamine", "Atropine", "Trumpet Tea", "Angel´s Trumpet", "Mududu". B. suaveolens has antinociceptive, nematicide and muscle relaxant properties and the toxicity of its consumption is dose dependent. In this sense, higher concentrations of flowers in water infusion reflect higher concentrations of atropine and scopolamine, which instill muscarinic receptors. This inhibition is responsible for anticholinergic toxicity, causing fever, hallucinations, confusion, delirium, among other symptoms. It is concluded that the use of B. suaveolens presents risks, due to its high hallucinogenic potential, and should be seen, therefore, with clinical importance.

Author Biography

Eduardo de Sousa Martins e Silva, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Acadêmico de medicina - UFTM

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Published

04/01/2021

How to Cite

SILVA, E. de S. M. e .; ONO, B. H. V. S. .; MONTEIRO, B. M. M. .; MENEZES NETO, J. B. de .; SOUZA, J. C. Consumption of Brugmansia suaveolens (Angel´s Trumpet) and psychic perturbation. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. e11610111366, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i1.11366. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/11366. Acesso em: 21 jan. 2021.

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