Health Benefits of Datura
Datura or Datura Stramonium also known as thorn apple is a poisonous plant but it still has the capability to deal with various health conditions including bronchitis, asthma, piles, Parkinson disease etc. Being rich in anti-inflammatory, anodyne, anti-microbial, antispasmodic, anesthetic, sedative, narcotic, pain reliving and anticholinergic properties, it is commonly used to cure variety of health related issues. Parts of this plant which are mostly used in alternative treatment are flowers, leaves and seeds. Remember, this herb does have several side effects as well so, always consult your physician before using it in the form of herbal remedy.
Uses and Health Benefits of Datura
This plant is used in various herbal remedies to cure problems like:
- Respiratory diseases
- Heart diseases
- Muscle spasms
- Parkinson’s disease
- Malarial fever
- Skin, scalp and hair problems
- Menstrual cramps.
- Digestive problems
Various Uses of Datura for Health
The smoke of datura leaves help relax the bronchial tubes and thereby relieving the symptoms of asthma.
Tooth ache Relief
You can also get rid of your aching tooth problem just by inhaling the smoke of the seeds of this medicinal plant.
Easy Boils Remedy
A poultice made up of warm leaves and castor oil is effective in treating skin boils.
You can use a decoction of its leaves to wash your wounds. This remedy will speed up the healing process.
When dealing with earache, boil ¼ cup of datura leaves extract and ¼ cup of sesame oil on low temperature. Now, take three madar leaves and sprinkle some salt on them. Once the extract reduces to half, put these madar leaves into it and boil them until they are charred. Lastly, strain the liquid. Put two drops of this solution in your ear at night to get rid of pain and discomfort. You can also use the fresh juice of this plants to achive the same results.
Herb for Baldness Cure
If you are facing a problem of baldness, make a paste of:
- 2 teaspoons of datura seeds
- 2 teaspoons of liquorice root
- 1 teaspoon of milk cream
- A pinch of saffron
After that, fry the final paste in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. When the paste is charred, remove it from the heat. Use this mix on your scalp to promote new hair growth.
Dandruff and Hair fall
When facing a problem of dandruff, extract juice from the fruit and apply it on your scalp. This remedy is also effective in hair fall prevention.
Natural Cold Cure
You can also put this herb into your warm bathing water. This is said to be a good natural cure for cold.
If you are suffering from an aching and inflamed foot then you can prepare a remedy to relieve the pain and inflammation. Just boil half cup of datura leaf juice with ½ cup each of ginger juice, madar leaves extract and sesame oil. Massage the resultant solution on your legs.
These were some uses and health benefits of datura plant. Again, it is a poisonous plant and can cause serious adverse effects like blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, nausea etc. So, always use it with extreme caution.