TO EVALUATE THE CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF SHODITHA (PURIFIED) AND ASHODHITHA (RAW) DATURA METEL LINN ROOT – A ANALYTICAL STUDYAbstract
Datura (Datura metel Linn.) is a herbaceous leafy annual and short-lived plant of the Solanaceae family. It’s commonly known as Angel’s trumpet, Devils apple, Jimson weed, stinkweed, and Thorn apple. The traditional system of medicine enlightened the importance of Datura metel Linn. of its great medicinal value. The roots, leaves and flowering tops have been used in India for their narcotic and antispasmodic properties in the treatment of numerous ailments and conditions. The juice of fresh leaves is used to relieve the painful swellings. The seeds and root possess anti-diarrheal and are used to treat insanity and fever. All parts of Datura are poisonous in nature, and it’s mentioned under sthavara visha category by Ayurveda. In the present study, roots of Datura, which are less toxic compared to the other parts of the plant, were studied both in raw and purified form. AS the drug, in general, was considered poisonous, purification was done with Ayurveda procedure (Shodhana Samskara) to reduce the toxicity of the noxious drug for its chemical profile and pharmacological potential through physciochemical and phyto-chemical analysis.
Vinay M. Shankar * and M. B. Kavitha
Department of Manasaroga Evum Manovigyan, SDM College of Ayurveda And Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
22 November 2020
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