Common Name: White Thorn Apple, Datura, Shivashekhera, Jamestown Weed and DevilÛªs Apple
Botanical Name: Datura stramonium
Active Agents: Scopalamine, daturadiol, hyoscyamine, fastudine, allantoin, niacin, vitamin c, atropine, noratropine, meteolodine, hyosine, fastusic acid, etc.
*Datura contains the the alkaloid Hyoscine which if consumed in large doses is a POISON that can cause delirium and even coma. Do not take this plant without consulting an Ayurvedic doctor.
Uses of Datura
Asthma: The smoke from the burning leaves are useful in this condition.
Fever (Malaria): The Datura fruit is an excellent remedy for phlegmatic and bilious types of malarial fever.
Impotency: The seeds of the fruits are extracted and boiled in cowÛªs milk for sexual vitality.
Baldness and Lice: Mix datura seeds, saffron and licorice heated in coconut oil till it becomes a charred powder. Mix the powder with milk cream and apply on to bald patches. Datura leaves are used for lice.
Mental Health: This herb can be taken to calm conditions like schizophrenia, hallucinations, etc.