Datura stramonium Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Datura stramonium Linn. is aslo known as Datura tatula Linn., Stramonium spinosum Lamk., belongs to Solanaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Nafeer, Tuffah Shoki.
The English Names for this herb are Datura, Thorn Apple.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Dhatura, Joz Masil.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Datura stramonium Linn. are Anaesthetic, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-spasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Hypnotic, Narcotic, Sedative.


  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Febrifuge
  • Narcotic
  • Soporific

  • Indications

    The Indication of Datura stramonium Linn. is Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders.

    The Indications of Seeds of Datura stramonium Linn. are Cerebral Affections, Glandular Inflammation, Mumps, Lumbago, Bowel Complaints, Arthritic Pains, Gout, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Gonorrhoea, Rheumatic Pain, Psoriasis, Arthritic Swelling, Painful Tumors, Rheumatic Swellings.

    The Indications of Leaves of Datura stramonium Linn. are Rheumatic Swellings, Glandular Inflammation, Painful Menstruation, Mammary Abscesses, Paroxysms, Periodic Fever, Arthritic Swelling, Headache, Emphysema, Gonorrhoea, Rheumatic Pain, Spasmodic Affections, Asthma, Sciatica, Arthritic Pains, Cough, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Gout, Lumbago, Mumps, Painful Tumors, Painful Affections, Hydrophobia, Scanty Expectoration.

    The Indications of Fresh Juice(leaves) of Datura stramonium Linn. are Inflammed Breasts, Pain of Tumors, Pain of Piles, Gout Pain, Mumps, Toothache, Earache, Rheumatism, Inflammations, Ophthalmia.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Datura stramonium Linn..


    The Temperament of Datura stramonium Linn. is 4th order, cold and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    HABB-E-MUMSIK TILAIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ShefaHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh

    Compound Preparations

    Datura stramonium Linn. is used in the preparation of Hab Shafa, Roghan Haft Barg compounds.


    Whole Herb30.000mgN/A

    Herb's Description

    Datura stramonium Linn.. This is a coarse annual herb upto about 1 m high, glabrous or farinose puberulous. Leaves stalked, about 18 cm long, ovate, deeply toothed or sinuate, pale green. The flowers are trumpet shapped, erect 7-9 cm long, white or tinged purple and open in the evening. Growing singly on short stems. Springing from the axils of the leaves or at the forking of the branches. The calyx is long tubular and somewhat swollen below and very fine angled, surmounted by fine sharp teeth. The corolla, folded and only half opened, is funnel-shaped, of a pure white colour, with six prominent ribs, which are extended into the same number of sharp pointed segments. The flowers are succeeded by large, egg-shaped seeded capsule of green colour, about the size of a large walnut and covered with numerous sharp spines, hence the name of the plant

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of India. It occurs in Australia, Mexico, Pakistan.
    Odor: The odor of Seeds of Datura stramonium Linn. is Unpleasant
    Taste: Light Bitter

    Seeds: Bitter,Acrid


    No information regarding Datura stramonium Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Datura stramonium Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Datura stramonium Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    It causes dimness of vision,dilatation of pupils,giddiness and delirium,sometimes leads to mania.One of its allied species,Datura innoxia Mill. produces narcotic,hallucinogenic and hypnotic effects.


    Datura stramonium Linn.:
    Effects: Delirium
    Datura stramonium Linn.:
    Effects: Hallucination