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The Devil's Breath

Updated on March 20, 2016

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I came across this information after being in Bogota, Colombia for a week. I went to Bogota, Colombia on a business trip with my fiancé. We were suppose to stay for 2 days but we decided to stay the entire week. He had already made the reservations and everything, all I had to do was pack. Usually, I make the reservations and in the process I am able to find out information about the places we go. However, since he made the reservations and I was a little busy. I did not get a chance to check out Bogota, Colombia on the web. It was not until I made it back into the states that I wanted to learn more about Colombia. The people, places and beauty of the country captivated me. I wanted to go back, but this time I said I was going to be prepared and do a lot more sightseeing.

We visited the Sophisticated South American City the rest of the places we visited were restaurants. What I did see of Bogota was very beautiful. The scenery makes you feel like you are in Europe during the 17th century or something. The churches were humongous and the people were very nice. There were no beaches in Bogota, Colombia so we traveled to Cartagena, Colombia, which is about 450 miles away from Bogota. Anyway, I will write a hub about my trip later. I had to talk about Borrachero Tree that is found all over Bogota, Colombia.

The Devil’s Breath is used to refer to Burundanga, the most dangerous drug in the world. What is Burundanga? Burundanga is an extract of a plant called brugmansia. The Borrachero Tree, a tree that can only be found in Bogota, Colombia, is the harvester of the brugmansia, which in turns helps to produce Scopolamine. It is said this drug can zombify a person, relieving them of their own free will. Thieves and rapists about Colombia can walk down the street and find a Borrachero Tree, take the flowers or weeds and make Scopolamine. The flowers or weeds of a Borrachero Tree can be boiled slipped into the foods and drinks of its victims. Or, it can be grounded into a powder similar to that of cocaine and blow into its victim face. Scopolamine is tasteless, colorless, odorless, and blocks the formation of memories. If one was to eat some of its seed, they would possibly die.

Although deadly, Scopolamine is used to treat Parkinson’s disease, motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, spasticity, uveitis, etc...all over the world. It is in Bogota, Colombia this drug is used by criminals as a date rape drug, a means to subtract women from their children in order to steal their children and traffic them and rob men and women of their money and homly values. Scopolamine has been identified as the reason why Colombia is the largest kidnapping and cocaine capital in the world. The women in Colombia will use Scopolamine in order to get men to empty their bank accounts.

It’s scary because when I ran across this information, it talked about how people walk up to you for directions and they open up a little piece of paper and blow the Scopolamine into your face and you are immediately under their control. We had people on the streets walking up to us, asking questions people would normally ask if they saw you were from someone different. I did not think nothing of it and I still do not it’s just scary thinking about how you can come in contact with Scopolamine.


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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I think it's great that you research the places you visit. The story about the Borracherro tree is really frightening. Like you said, if a person walks up to you and your a visitor, you would never know if they were blowing this poison on you. I've heard some pretty crazy stories about going abroad and I could see this drug being part of the story. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ely Maverick 4 years ago from The Beautiful Archipelago of the Philippines

      Interesting name of that tree. As far as I know, we also have that kind of tree here in the Philippines. It is called TALAMPUNAY. Its flowers are usually boiled to treat stomach pain and other minor diseases. But if taken in large doses, the ill-effects will be like of a drug addict (zombie-like, as in euphoric state of mind).

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      Shakka James 5 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Rio de Janeiro Brazil, I will have to visit there sometime.