Datura innoxia Miller

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Family Name:

Solanaceae

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Tatura, Datura/Green throne apple

May-October

Rare

Seeds and leaves

An annual herb, found in waste places and along roadsides in clay loam.

Pakistan: Balouchistan, Jhelum, Rawalpindi district,

Islamabad, Murree Hills, and Kashmir. World: Native to tropical America; naturalized elsewhere.

A small annual herb up to 1 m tall. Stem erect, branched, herbaceous, and green. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, wavy, petiolate, and green. Flowers in axillary solitary, white, and funnel-shaped. Fruit capsule, rounded, and spiny (Fig. 3.44).

250 g of seeds and 1 kg of fresh leaves are collected by men and women 20-40 years old. Seeds are collected in winter (December-February) and are dried in sunlight for 1-2 days, whereas leaves are collected in summer (AprilSeptember) and are dried in shade for 2-3 days. Both are stored in a cotton sack or plastic bottle for further use.

120 g of dried leaves, 60 g of dried seeds of Datura innoxia, and 120 g of dried leaves of Nicotiana tabacum are ground for 10-15 min. This powder is stored in a plastic bottle and is used by patients suffering from cough and asthma. For children, not used. For adults, 2 tsp (10-15 g) of powdered drug (at one time) is put in a pipe and is smoked by patients for 2-3 min once or twice a day for 10-15 days._

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Datura Innoxia Seed Use
Fig. 3.44 Datura innoxia Miller

Family Name: Solanaceae

Diseases Cured: Cough and asthma.

Phytochmeicals: Hyoscymine, atropine, apoatropine, belladonnine, scopolamine, resin, and daturine. Seeds contain fixed oil, ditigloyl esters of 3, 6-dihydro tropane, 3, 6, _7-trihydrotropane [26]._

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