Sanskrit name: Dhatura, kanaka, Unmatta
Botanical name: Datura metel
Habitat: It is widely grown all over the World for its medicinal and ornamental use.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Astringent, Sweet, Bitter
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha, aggravates pitta and vata
Dhatura has been used for centuries by Ayurveda practitioners for medicinal purpose. It is highly rich in Scopolamine, which makes it a potent sedative. It is beneficial in treating respiratory tract diseases, common cold, feverish conditions. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help in treating skin ailments and allergies and controlling the joint pain. It also possesses analgesic properties and is useful in digestive system related diseases.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.