Scientific Name:-Datura inoxia
Other Name :-angel's trumpet, downy thorn-apple, Prickly Datura
:-Datura innoxia is an annual shrubby plant that typically reaches a height of 0. 6 to 1. 5 metres.Its stems and leaves are covered with short and soft grayish hairs,giving the whole plant a grayish appearance. It has elliptic smooth-edged leaves with pinnate venation.The flowers are white, trumpet-shaped.
:-When cultivated, the plant is usually grown from seed,but its perennial rhizomes can be kept from freezing and planted in the spring of the following year.It has also been planted throughout the world as an ornamental plant for its attractive large leaves,large white flowers, and distinctive thorny fruit.However,the plant is now considered an invasive species in several locations.
:-Datura inoxia has many medicinal properties like anodyne,antispasmodic, hallucinogenic,hypnotic and narcotic etc.Datura inoxia used in the treatment of insanity,fevers with catarrh, diarrhoea, scabies, piles,ulcers,colds, asthma,Cardiac disorders,Impotency,Antispasmodic, Malaria, Baldness and skin diseases.The plant contains several alkaloids,the most active of which is scopolamine.It is also useful in respiratory ailments,rheumatism,elephantiasis,insanity,ear ache and eye diseases.In traditional medicine, it is a reputed drug in the treatment of rabid dog-bites and poisonous insect bites.The dried leaves and flowering tops are known for their narcotic and anti-spasmodic properties.They are used for the same purposes as leaves of belladonna and stramonium.
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