Datura Stramonium. (Jamestown Weed.)
The Stramonium is a very active agent, and yet I have not been able to determine any important medicinal use for its internal administration. I doubt whether it exerts any medicinal effect in its common external application; the good influence, if any, coming from the fomentation in the one case, or the alcohol when used as a tincture.
An ointment, prepared by boiling the fresh leaves in mutton tallow, furnishes an excellent local application for hemorrhoids, and ulceration of mucous surfaces.