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Tiotropium and the ancient datura plant: Revisiting the role of antimuscarinic therapy in asthma

Posted by • September 6th, 2012

For centuries the datura plant has been used for treatment of respiratory disease. The plant, also known as jimson weed or devil’s trumpet, is a potent member of the alkaloid family with antimuscarinic properties. American physicians in the 19th century would commonly recommend patients to smoke datura leaves for relief of asthma and obstructive airway… Read More…