Thorn Apple

Botanical name - Datura straminium
Family - Solanacea

An annual shrub of about 1.5m heights. For rheumatic joints, ingrowing nails and burns leaf poultice is applied. The extract of its pod is applied on the head to ill head lice and dandruff. For pain and inflammation of breasts leaf poultice along with turmeric is applied. Leaf poultice is also applied to pubic region to relieve pain during menstruation and on inflamed breasts. Leaf juice boiled in bland oil is an effective skin ointment. Juice of fruits is used as a dressing on scalp to check dandruff. Fruit paste with turmeric is applied on inflamed breast. Seed paste used against parasitic skin diseases.