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Datura metel Linn.
  • Family : Solanaceae
  • English : Thorn Apple
  • Hindi : Dhattura
  • Gujarati : Dhaturo
  • Sanskrit : Dhattura, Kanak

  • Part used : Leaves

Botanical Description:  An erect, succulent; spreading annual herb or shrub, a meter or more in height with divaricate often purplish branches; leaves triangular ovate in outline; unequal at the base; flowers are large, solitary, short pedicelled, purplish outside and white inside, fruits are subglobose capsules covered all over with numerous fleshy prickles, irregularly breaking when mature, seeds numerous, smooth, yellowish brown and flowering and fruiting from August to Febuary.

It is found throughout India, common as a weed.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Guru, Tiksna
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Kaphahara, Varnya, Madakari, Agni Vrddhikara, Jangama Visahara

Modern Pharmacological Action: it shows antibacterial activity and antifungal activity, herbicidal activity.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Dhatura Leaves

  • Shyamala Herbal Hair Oil
  • Trichup Oil
  • Trichup HFC Oil
Dhatura Panchang
  • • Vishgarbh Oil
Dhatura Herb
  • • Vishgarbh Oil