AYURVEDIC ASPECTSOF DHATURA W.S.R. AGADTANTRA
Dr. Mahesh Kishanrao Emade*, Dr. Shruti Dinesh Bhokre and Dr. Ravindra Raydas Pandhare
Dhatura which is known as thorn apple from solanaceae family, according to various acharyas dhatura have various synonyms according to their action. In Ayurveda it is described as vanspatis vishas in modern science neurotic cerebral deliriant. All the parts are poisonous mostly seeds and fruit hazardous to human and animal. The dhatura stramonium grpwa at the high altitude. Dhatura also knows as devil”s weed. They have bell shaped flowers and spherical fruits covered with sharp spionous projection having 250-450 yellowish brownish seeds. In bruhatrayis various yogas are explained of dhatura plants. Dhatura seeds contain hyoscine, hyoscimine & atropine as toxic ingradient shows some medicinal property. Medico-legally it is known as road side poison, used for road side crimes. This article suggest the ayurvedic review of dhatura w.s.r. Agadtantra.
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