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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Datura stramonium?
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Here is some basic information about Datura stramonium and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Datura stramonium.


Datura stramonium basic info
Scientific Name: Datura stramonium L..
Family: Solanaceae.
Genus: Datura.
Common names in English: false castor-oil, jimsonweed, moonflower, purple thorn-apple, thorn-apple.
Description: Datura stramonium, is believed to have originated in Mexico, but has now become naturalized in many other regions. Datura has been used in traditional medicine to relieve asthma symptoms and as an analgesic during surgery or bonesetting. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India, datura has long been used for asthma symptoms. The risk of fatal overdose is high among uninformed users, and many hospitalizations occur amongst recreational users who ingest the plant for its psychoactive effects. - for more info about Datura stramonium See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Datura stramonium
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Datura stramonium in other websites
Datura stramonium common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Datura stramonium - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Datura stramonium - See link.


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