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There is said to be a plant m Arabia, with flowers of bright yellow and with seeds which are like black beans, and these dried and powdered, and taken m small closes, cause a person to dance about and behave like a lunatic, till he becomes exhausted and falls asleep. When he awakes he has not the smallest remembrance of his ridiculous behaviour. The plant is called a " laughing jplant."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890

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