Arabic Name : Jawzmaathil, Daatoora
Bengali Name : Shet Dhatura, Dhutura
English Name : Thorn Apple, Devil’s Apple
French Name : Datura fatesux
German Name : Stechapfel
Gujarati Name : Dhanturo, Dhaturo
Hindi Name : Dhatur, Dhatura
Kannada Name : Umbem Madkunika
Latin name : Datura alba Nees.
Marathi Name : Dhotra
Persian Name : Tatoor, Tatulah
Punjabi Name : Dattura, Tattur
Sanskrit Name : Dhatturaka, Dhattura, Kanaka, Dhustoora
Urdu Name : Dhatura
Description : The seeds are anodyne, antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, antitussive, aphrodisiac, bronchodilator, carminative, emetic, hypnotic and narcotic. They are also considered to have a strong aphrodisiac effect. Used for averting premature ejaculation. Seeds are also used as astringent in bowel complaints and fevers with catarrhal and cerebral complications. At low doses, it is a common remedy for arthritis, whooping cough, muscular spasm and the symptoms of Parkinsonism. It relaxes the muscles of the gastrointestinal, bronchial and urinary tracts, and reduces digestive and mucous secretions.
Recommended Dosage : 50 mg to 100 mg powder of detoxified dried seeds.
Contraindication : Datura contains atropine and scopolamine, which may induce visual and auditory hallucinations, confusion, panic and other conditions. Contraindicated in glaucoma, paralytic ileus, pyloric stenosis, enlarhed prostate, tachycardiac arrhythmias and acute pulmonary oedema.