Latin name: Datura metel Linn. (Solanaceae), D. fastuosa Linn., D. alba (Ness)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Dhatura, Dhatur
Thorn Apple has been used in traditional medicine for healing for centuries. It is recommended for treating respiratory disorders, fevers and joint aches. Thorn Apple is also a potent sedative.
The principal active constituent of Thorn Apple is a hyoscine—scopolamine. Scopolamine, which is primarily a sedative, also possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- A poultice made from Thorn Apple extracts has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which alleviate joint aches and pains associated with rheumatism and arthritis.