- A singer-songwriter has released his run-in with a potentially lethal flower, which alters the mind in Tiktok.
- The yellow, bell-shaped flower, called Devil’s Ally can cause hallucinations and amnesia.
- TikToker said she experienced nightmares and sleep paralysis after sniffing the poisonous flower.
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TikTokers have proven to be beautiful dangerous trends, from chugging Everclear to brushing teeth with nail file.
The last cautionary tale of the app comes from a wrong flower photo shoot. In a video first posted on Instagram, singer-songwriter Raffaela Weyman and a friend deeply inhaled the scent of a giant yellow flower.
“I hope you inhale my EP so deeply that we inhale the delicious smell of this flower,” wrote the singer, who passes away. Ralph on social networks.
But behind the scenes, the sweet aroma turned out to have some unpleasant effects, which altered the mind.
“When we arrived at our friend’s birthday party, we both felt so tired and had to part,” Weyman shared in a TikTok which received more than 57,500 likes as of Tuesday morning.
“It turns out that the flower is super poisonous and by accident we are drugged like idiots.”
The flower contains a hallucinogen and a potentially lethal narcotic
The next day, Weyman identified the flower as an Angel’s Trumpet, also known as a burundanga or “Devil’s Ally”.
The flower that smells sweet contains scopolamine, a hallucinogenic and narcotic that VICE News compared to “the worst roof you can ever imagine, sometimes a million.”
The drug could cause a “zombie-like state” marked by hallucinations, amnesia and a loss of free will, according to Drugs.com. VICE said the user could look perfectly good to others, despite their lack of control over their actions.
After leaving the party, Weyman said she experienced vivid nightmares and sleep paralysis. She was relatively lucky, considering that large doses of scopolamine can cause prolonged unconsciousness, respiratory failure and death.
Small doses of scopolamine can be used to treat nausea and asthma
Despite its poisonous contents, Devil’s Breath is legal to grow in most of the United States. Weyman met the flower in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to his Instagram legend.
In small quantities, plant extracts have been known to help with nausea due to motion sickness or anesthesia. Doctors may prescribe a patch which contains 1 milligram of scopolamine that absorbs the skin for a few days.
The treatment was even used off label to help with other forms of nausea, as well as asthma attacks and excessive sweating.