Datura stramonium (Solanaceae) is an important medicinal plant from which tropane alkaloids, amino acids, tannin, phytic acids, carbohydrates have been isolated. Its diverse biological activities include anti-asthmatic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, larvacidal, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antinociceptive, anti-rheumatoid and anti-ulcer activities. It is used in indigenous and traditional folk medicine system in almost all parts of the World. The present review is focused on the phytochemical and pharmacological studies of the Datura stramonium.
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Langonjam Rajeep Singh, Okram Mukherjee Singh. Datura stramonium: An overview of its phytochemistry and pharmacognosy.
Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2013; 5(3): 143-148.