Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Local name : Dhatura, Krishna-dhatura (As.)
Shruby herb, annual; leaves large, sinuate, lanceolate, narrowed at base; flowers purple-violet; capsules erect, ovoid, thickly covered with sharp spines, dehiscing into 4 valves, erect.
Distribution : Usually growing wild, occasionally planted in gardens.
Uses : Roots used in snake bite; leaves used in mumps, boils,abscess and in scabies.
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