“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 10.
Jamila Knox’s CV lists many non-conformist occupations. Pathology quests reveal sinister truths, undoubtedly venenation.
Wielding a xyster, yellowed bones display zarontin injections. Except hematology gainsays fears.
Hematology the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the blood and bone marrow as well as of the immunologic, hemostatic (blood clotting) and vascular systems.
Xyster surgeon’s instrument for scraping bones
Zarontin Trade name for Ethosuximide, an anti-epileptic medication.
Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’
John Henry to give some early 1980s “steel-drivin’ Juice from 39 career victories.
Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’
Jimsonweed or thornapple (Datura stramonium);
Distribution: temperate and tropical regions;
Toxic principle: hyoscine, hyoscyamine, atropine;
Symptoms: headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, thirst, dry and burning sensation in skin, mental confusion, mania, loss of memory, convulsions, death; children are often poisoned by eating seeds or sucking flowers.
The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.
Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:
Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016
For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.
This is not a plant I know. Reading it’s wikipedia entry it sounds like this is not a plant to mess with since the medicinal properties are so close to the same amounts for deadly ones.
Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)
Although it is found in Europe, it’s more common in North and Central America. A poison that might need preparation, I suspect – without giving anything away.