Saturday, June 20, 2009

Datura stramonium | Dhotra | Kanak

Datura stramonium -dhatura

classification of
Datura stramonium :

Kingdom: Plantae

Order: Solanales

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Datura

Common name: Thorn apple


Nature of
Datura stramonium

it is a herb with lot of branching and large leaves.
flowers are large, white and trumpet shaped.
the fruit is oval in shape, with short prickles all over its surface.

Distribution: Found all over india in plains, especially on wast places.

Special characteristics of
Datura stramonium

Its large flowers; and fruits, which split open when ripe.

Medicinal uses of Datura stramonium

drug consists of dried leaves and seeds.the leaves contain alkaloids hyoscyamine and atropine. the plant is useful in treating bronchitis and asthma, and also has antispasmodic properties.
The plant is used in ayurvedic preparations.

position: Common on waste places, as weed.

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