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Datura seed pod. Seed pod of a datura (Datura stramonium), a poisonous and medicinal plant. It belongs to the same family (Solanaceae) as deadly nightshade and contains many of the same chemicals. Preparations are used as antispasmodics, painkillers and narcotics. Overdoses can be fatal. Dried leaves and roots can be smoked to relieve asthma.
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