Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Solanaceae
Genus : Datura
Species : suaveolens Willd.
Common Name
English Name : Mad-apple
Hindi Name : Dhutura sada
Manipuri Name : Sagol-hidak
Other Details
Habit : Gregarious delicate shrub
Parts Use : Root, Seed and Leaf
Preparation : Leaves boiled with water for extract. Leaves boiled for local application. Seed crushed with fresh tea-leaf and sugar candy for consumption. Occasionally cultivated as hedge plant due to non-palatable to grazing livestock.
Mode of use : Decoction and Local Application
Ingredients : Ethanol extract of the plant contains the compound that shows active effect on smooth muscle contraction (on Rabbit jejunal smooth muscle).
Ailment Treated : Leaf decoction/ paste is applied on fore-head in dizziness. Boiled leaf is used as bandage in muscular sprain. Seed paste with fresh tea-leaf and sugar candy is taken to cure dysentery.
Source : Generally grown in the wild habitat in valley areas prominently in moist shady places.