International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development






ISSN Online: 2349-4182
ISSN Print: 2349-5979


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2015)

A Review on Phytochemical and Pharmacological status of Datura fastuosa Linn


Ganesh. S, Radha. R, Jayshree. N

Datura name derived from Sanskrit word “Dhutra” (divine inebriation) is used for its healing properties. Various species of Datura are known and widely employed for their medicinal and toxic properties that are based upon more than 30 alkaloids. Traditional system of medicine enlightened the importance of Datura fastuosa to have a great medicinal value. .Datura fastuosa is a much branched shrub cultivated for its leaves although flowers, roots, fruits and seeds have also been used in traditional medicine. The plant has been reported to have anti-microbial activity, anti-spasmodic, antioxidant, febrifuge, anthelmintic, emetic, leucoderma, skin disease, ulcers, bronchitis, jaundice and piles. The plant is reported to contain Alkaloids (Scopolamine), triterpenoids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds and fatty acids. This review gives an idea mainly on the pharmacognostical characteristics, traditional uses, Phytochemical and Pharmacological activities of the plant.
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