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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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam