A few of my favorite bits on its medicinal uses in the Wikipedia article:
John Gerard's Herball (1597) states:
[T]he juice of Thornapple, boiled with hog's grease, cureth all inflammations whatsoever, all manner of burnings and scaldings, as well of fire, water, boiling lead, gunpowder, as that which comes by lightning and that in very short time, as myself have found in daily practice, to my great credit and profit.
The ancient inhabitants of what became central and southern California used to ingest the small black seeds of datura to "commune with deities through visions"
So you're all set in the events of boiling lead and lightning!
Biochar maker/enthusiast whose mind wants to dance, but whose body is a really awkward white guy.
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