Thorn Apple plant is found all over India. Normally, it grows on the side of fields, in forests, villages and cities and here and there. People use its leaves and flowers for worshipping of God Shiva. There are five kinds of it as: White, Black, Blur, Yellow and Red. Its bushy plant is five feet high. Its stem and branches are purple or light black color. Its leaves are heart shape like egg, smooth and 3 to 7 inches long. Its flowers are in shape of bell, with two or three clusters, white and purple color with shining. The flowers are about 5 to 7 inches long. Its fruit is green, thorny, round, divided in four parts and hanging downwards. The ripen fruit bursts itself with an irregular manner. Its seed are brown, saffron (soil color) and plain that are found inside the fruit.
Name in different languages:
English - Thorn Apple
Hindi - Dhatura
Sanskrit - Dhatur, Kanak
Marathi - Dhotra
Gujarati - Dhandure
Bengali - Dhatura
Telugu - Ummat
Tamil - Ummat
Parsian - Tatur
Arabic - Datur
Color: Its leaves are black and white color.
Taste: It is bitter.
Structure: Thorn apple flowers are black, yellow, blue and white, but there are only two types of it, White and black. Normally, it is found in forests. Its leaves are in medium shape and flowers are in bell shape. Its flowers are white in upside and middle, while upper part is black, blue and purple. It has five parts and outer five flower’s leaves (Pankhudi) are blue. Its flowers are thorny, round and filled with excessive seeds. The thorn apple tree which is completely black (Its branch, leaves, flower and fruit all are black); it is called black thorn apple. Black thorn apple contains much quantity of poisoning. It has many qualities. Its fruit burst itself after drying. Its seeds are hard like lemon seeds.
Nature: It is hot in nature.
Precaution: It provides intoxicant and can kill the person. Thorn Apple leaves and seeds are very poisonous. Taking unlimited quantity causes different diseases of mouth and throat. It increases stomach burning sensation, thirst and causes swelling. It makes the skin dry. The eyes and face turn into red color and body temperature becomes high by using it. It causes giddiness. It spreads the stars of eyes resulting when the person sees any one thing, that thing does not appear and the patient weeps loudly. Patient’s nerve becomes weak and irregular. Patient breathes are stopped or heartbeats are also stopped resulting he may died. If one sees the symptoms of its poison effects in any person, should take the help of doctor’s services immediately.
Removing bad effects: - Honey, chilly and aniseed remove the bad effects of thorn apple.
Comparison: It can be compared with Intoxicating hemp (Bhang).
Dose: One should take about ¼ gram of this medicine.
Useful in Different Diseases:
1. Headache: Taking 2-3 seeds of thorn apple is useful to cure headache.
2. Head louses:
- Cook 4 litres juice of thorn apple with 1 litre mustard oil on low flame until remain only oil then put down and fill into bottle. Applying this mixture on the head is useful to destroy hair louses.
- Applying the juice of thorn apple leaves in hair root is beneficial to end louses and lice. Mix camphor in this juice and apply on the head. It is effective remedy to end louses completely.
3. Insanity (Madness):
- Grind pure seeds of thorn apple with common fumitory seeds, afterwards give it to the patient, it ends insanity.
- Grind pure seeds of thorn apple with equal black pepper, boil this mixture with water and make tablets of ¼ gram. One should take 1-2 tablets with butter twice a day to cure insanity. Taking this medicine regularly for some days cures the disease of new insanity caused by intoxication of wine or intoxicating hemp, walking in sunlight or pregnancy period and insomnia.
4. Eyes swelling and burning sensation: Applying fresh juice of thorn apple leaves on the eyes is useful to end redness, swelling and burning sensation of eyes.
5. Breast swelling:
- Tying hot leaves of thorn apple on woman nipples is useful to get relief in swelling.
- The woman, whose fears from breast tumour due to breast engorgement, should apply thorn apple leaves on her breast, it provides benefit.
- Taking the saffron of thorn apple is useful to cure cholera.
- Mix 5 to 6 spoon of curd in thorn apple juice and give it to the patient. It cures cholera.
- Conceive: Mix the powder of thorn apple’s fruits with ghee and honey. After that, this medicine should be used by woman. It helps to conceive.
- Cook juice of thorn apple’s Panchang with sesame oil until remain only oil then put down. One should rub with this mixture on the affected parts afterwards tie leaf of thorn apple on the same parts. It cures arthritis and sprain pain. Applying this oil is beneficial to get relief in dry itching and arthritis.
- Taking ¼ ml juice of thorn apple thrice a day is useful to get relief in joints pain.
- Applying the paste of thorn apple leaves or fomenting with its leaves poultice on the affected parts is beneficial to get relief in arthritis and bone pain.
- Grind thorn apple leaves to make the paste and apply it on the affected parts; it eliminates pain and swelling of arthritis.
- Massaging with thron apple oil on the affected parts is useful to cure arthritis.
8. Swelling: Mix ground leaves of thorn apple with bitumen (Shilajit). Apply this mixture on the affected part, provides quick relief in testicles swelling, stomach inner swelling, joints swelling and bone swelling.
9. Vagina pain: Mix ground leaves of thorn apple and some rock salt with ghee and then put it on a piece of cloth to make the packet (Potli). Put this packet in the vagina before sleeping and out it in the morning. It provides relief in vagina pain.
10. Early Ejaculation: Grind cloves, pellitory root and pure seeds of thorn apple in equal quantity together to make the powder. Taking one gram of this powder with one cup of milk thrice a day regularly some days is useful to get quick relief in early ejaculation.
11. Sexual power:
- Mix thorn apple seeds, pyllitory root (Akarkra) and cloves together and make tablets. These tablets are very useful to increase sexual power.
- Rubbing with oil of thorn apple seeds on the feet soles increases sexual power.
- Grind fifteen fruits of thorn apple with seeds and make the powder. Mix this powder in twenty kilograms milk to make curd. Next morning extract ghee from this curd. Taking 125 milligrams this ghee after putting it on the betel leaf increases sexual power. One should rub it on the penis to make penis tight.
12. Guinea worms: Tying packet of thorn apple’s leaves is useful to cure guinea worms.
- Taking about ¼ gram ash of thorn apple seeds thrice a day cures malaria.
- Taking about one gram powder of thorn apple’s seeds before fever symptoms is useful to get relief in fever.
- Grind thorn apple leaves, betel leaves and black pepper in equal quantity together and make tablets in shape of hoarse-bean. One should take 1-1 tablets twice a day to cure fever. Taking prepared medicine with aniseed juice is beneficial to cure spermatorrhoea (Permeh).
14. Tijari (Eyes disease): Taking 25 grams curd with 5-6 drops of thorn apple leaves once or twice a day is useful to cure Tijari disease.
15. Scorpio sting: Applying the paste of thorn apple leaves on the affected part is useful to end scorpion poisoning.
16. Wound: The wound that has layer of pus, wash it with lukewarm water’s steam after that tie a cloth packet made from thorn apple leaves.
17. Ear swelling and pain:
- Boil juice of thorn apple leaves until turn into thick. Drip its drops in ear, provides quick relief in swelling.
- If one is suffering from ear pus, mix eight parts of mustard oil, one part of sulphur and 32 parts juice of thorn apple leaves together. Boil this mixture and make the syrup. Dripping its drops in ear twice a day provides relief.
- Drip 2-3 drops lukewarm juice of thorn apple leaves in ear, eliminates ear pain.
- Cook 400 ml juice of thorn apple, 25 grams sauce of ground turmeric and 100 ml sesame oil on low heat until remain only oil then put down and filter it. It is very effective medicine for ear and nerves wound.
- To en ear pain, drip two drops of lukewarm juice of fresh thron apple leaves in the ear.
18. Removing poison: Taking cold decoction of cotton plant’s flowers and leaves is beneficial to remove the poison of thron apple.
19. Precaution: Using excessive quantity of thorn apple as like poison. Thorn apple is dry, so it makes the body senseless. It causes headache and makes the patient mad and senseless finely it kills the patient. The outer use of it is good therefore one should use it with caution.
20. Removing the poison of thorn apple:
- Eating seeds of thorn apple or its fruit causes warmth in the body, dryness and burning sensation. It makes the body senseless slowly. Bastard teak removes affects of thorn apple. If anyone has eaten thorn apple’s fruit, he should eat bastard teak flower to protect himself from thorn apple effect. And if someone has taken its leaves juice, he should drink bastard teak leave’s juice. One should take bastard seeds after the poisoning of thorn apple. It is the best effects removal of thorn apple.
- Drinking panchang of cotton plant removes thorn apple poisoning.
- Grind hoarse-radish root and filter with water. Taking this medicine with some honey is useful for the body and provides quick relief in abscess, liver disorder, spleen disorder and other diseases. This medicine should be taken with hogweed’s decoction.
21. Baldness: Applying juice of thorn apple leaves on the head is useful to cure the diseases of baldness.
22. Pitka: Grind powder of thorn apple root with water and make the paste and take, it provides quick relief in pitka disease.
23. Hands and feet sweating:
- Burn seeds of thorn apple and make the ash. Taking one gram of this ash once a day regularly for 8-10 days is useful to get relief in over sweating.
- Take about ¼ gram seeds of thron apple, it provides benefit in over hands and feet sweating.
24. Swelling: Grind thorn apple root with cow urine and make the paste after that make it hot slightly. One should apply this paste and also rub with this paste on the affected parts to end body swelling.
25. Toothache: Grind seeds of thorn apple with water and make the paste. Fill it into empty jaw; it ends toothache and kills tooth worms.
26. Dog biting: Applying juice of thorn apple leaves with red chilly provides relief.
27. Breathe or Asthma:
- Taking dried panchang of thorn apple with smoking rule (Hubble bubble, biri and cigarette) is useful to cure asthma. Taking smoke of thorn apple leaves also cures cough.
- Applying milk of thorn apple on the chest is useful for heart and asthma diseases.
- Taking dried leaves of thorn apple by smoking rule (Hubble bubble, biri and cigarette) cures breathe problems.
- Grind six grams seeds of thorn apple and two grams opium with water and make 33 tablets in shape of black pepper after that dry in shade. Take 1-1 tablets thrice a day, it cures asthma.
- ¼ gram ash of thorn apple fruits can be used with honey to cure asthma.
- Thorn apple flower turns into fruits. Pluck one fruit and tear in two parts. Throw out seeds of one part and fill small cardamom powder finely. Don’t out seeds of another part. Sew both the parts and make like before. After that, cover this fruit with a thin cloth and plaster of wet soil then burn in cow-dung flame until burn well and remain only cold ash of cow-dung. Bring out this fruit and remove soil and cloth. After that, grind this fruit and make the fine powder and make ¼ gram of tablets. Using these tablets cures asthma.
- Give 2-3 tablets to asthma patient with honey. The patient will get relief in asthma. Using it regularly for some days cures asthma completely.
- Grind dried half leaf of thron apple and make biri of this powder and smoke. If asthma fits does not stop by this treatment, use second biri after about 15 days. After that also, you do not get relief, do not use third biri. Thron apple is not suit for the man; do not give it again to him.
- Grind thron apple, prickly chalf flower and alhagi together to make the powder. After that, put two pinches of this powder in hubble-bubble and smoke. It prevents asthma fits.
28. Hydrocele: Apply oil on the thorn apple leaves and then tie it on the testicles. It is useful to cure hydrocele.
29. Relapsing fever: Give ¼ to 1 gram powder of thorn apple seeds with curd to the patient before appearing symptoms of fever. Take this medicine, fever does not increase. Before using this experiment, the seeds should be immersed into cow urine for twelve hours.
30. Hydrocele: Spray mustard oil on the fresh leaves of thorn apple and then heat upon the fire. Tie it on the testicles. Using this experiment at sleeping time regularly provides quick relief.
31. Lungs swelling: Applying the paste of thorn apple leaves or a decoction of thron apple leaves on the lungs swelling and rubbing is also useful to get relief.
32. Painful eyes: Dripping juice of ripe thorn apple leaves or Neem’s soft leaves or both juices in both the ears is very effective in eye pain.
33. Cough: Grind leaves of thorn apple, intoxicating hemp leaves and nitre (Kalmi sora) in equal quantity together. When the patient suffers from asthma fits, burn 2-3 pinches powder in bowl until bring out fume. Inhaling this smoke by the mouth provides quick relief in asthma.
34. Flatulence: Apply ground leaves of thorn apple or foment with leave’s decoction or rub with its leaves, these end stomach gas trouble.
35. Conceive: Take powder of thorn apple fruits with ghee and honey, it makes successful to conceive.
36. Impotence: Grind equal quantity of thorn apple seeds, pellitory root and cloves together and make tablets equal gram (Chana). Taking 1-1 tablets twice a day regularly is beneficial to get relief in impotence.
37. Deafness: Heat cleaned and ripe leaf of thorn apple and extract juice. Use prepared juice regular for fifteen days, it cures deafness.
- If one has been suffering from aborsion again and again, you should tie thorn apple’s root equal to four fingers length on woman waist. It provides relief surely.
- Put root of black thorn apple or pomegranate root on a white cloth and tying it on the waist on Sundy. It ends the fear of abortion.
39. Back pain: Cook 200 ml juice of thorn apple, 200 ml juice of mudar leaves, 200 ml juice of castor leaves and 800 ml sesame oil together after that filter it and fill into bottle. Rub with this mixture on the back, it provides quick relief in back pain.
40. Deafness: Heat leaf of ripen thorn apple and extract juice and drip 2-2 drops juice of it in the ear, it ends deafness.
41. Breast pain and Swelling:
- Mix thorn apple leaves with myrobalan (Haridra) and put in a small cloth and make the packet. After that, tie it on the nipples. It decreases pain and swelling. But this experiment reduces breast milk, so one should not use it after delivery.
- Grind thorn apple and Neem leaves with turmeric and make the paste. Tying this paste with bandage on the nipples ends swelling and breast pain. Keep attention: - Using this experiment can reduce breast milk, so mothers should not use this experiment.
42. Pain: Eating ¼ gram seeds of thorn apple with curd decreases pain and checks vomiting. These seeds should be boiled with cow urine before twelve hours of using it.
43. Hard nipples: One should spray castor oil on thorn apple leaves after that tie it on the breast. It makes nipples hard and tight.
44. Pricking thorn or iron pin: If one has been suffering from pricking any pin, thorn or others, should eat thorn apple with jaggery. It melts the pricked any pin or thorns and brings out from body parts.
45. Stomach worms:
- Grind thorn apple’s leaves and mustard oil and rub with this mixture on the head. It ends head louses.
- Cook paste of thorn apple or juice of its leaves with oil. One should rub with this mixture on the head to destroy louses.
- Mix 3 to 4 drops juice of thron apple leaves, half spoon of bishops weed seed and half spoon of honey and give it to the patient, it kills stomach worms and brings out.
46. Tetanus: You should give tincture of 3-5 drops of thorn apple juice with milk to the patient regular for 3-4 days. It is useful to cure tetanus.
47. Breast engorgement:
- Mix thorn apple leaves with myrobalan (Haridra) and tie this mixture on the nipples. It ends swelling.
- Heat thorn apple’s leaves and tie it on swelled parts 2-3 times a day. It reduces breast milk.
48. Arunshika (Small pimples on the head):
- Mix juice of thorn apple leaves or juice of betel-leaves with some camphor. Soak a cloth piece or cotton piece in this mixture and apply on the head. It provides relief and also destroys head louses and worms.
- Cook thorn apple leaves with mustard oil then filter it and apply this mixture on the head. It removes head pimples.
49. Nipples pain:
- Applying the paste of turmeric and thorn apple leaves is useful to eliminate nipples pain.
- Fielon (Whitlow): Applying ground thorn apple leaves with honey throws out pus from finger hole. It makes fit patient finger early on.
50. Stomachache: Boil finely thorn apple seeds with milk or immerse its seeds in cow urine for twelve hours. Taking six milligrams of this medicine with curd is useful to end stomachache.
51. Syphilis: Eating thirty milligrams root of thorn apple with betel leaf is useful to cure syphilis.
52. Abscess (Boils): Grind seed of yellow thorn apple with cold water and make the paste and apply this paste on ulcers and pimples. It cures them.
53. Hands and feet twisting: If someone feels twisting in hands and feet, cut two fruits of thorn apple and cook with 125 grams mustard oil after that filter it. Rubbing with prepared mixture is useful to end twisting of hands and feet.
54. Sciatica: Burn 5 leaves of madar, 5 leaves of peelwan, 5 leaves of black thorn apple and 5 leaves of red castor in the fire to make the powder. Mix this powder with sesame oil. One should massage with this mixture on the body and then sit in sunlight to cure sciatica.
55. Guinea worms: Grind thorn apple leaves on the stone and apply on affected parts. It provides benefit.
56. Epilepsy: Taking juice of thorn apple leaves according to epilepsy fits speed is useful to cure epilepsy.
57. Favus and Fungus: Applying the oil of thorn apple leaves is useful for this disease.
58. Elephantiasis: Grind thorn apple root, castor root, Sambhalu root, Saliva Plebeia (Saathi) root, hoarse-radish and mustard together to make the fine paste and apply it on the affected parts. It cures elephantiasis.
59. Sciatica: Fomenting with thorn apple leave’s decoction and rubbing with its leaves juice provides quick relief in sciatica.
60. Penis problems: Grind 5 grams thorn apple seeds, 5 grams pellitory root, 3 grams opium and 20 grams black pepper together. Mix forty grams sugar in this mixture and make tablets as the shape of pea. One should take one tablet with water twice a day to end penis problems.
61. Headache: Taking 3-4 seeds of thorn apple without chewing is useful to get relief in chronic headache.
62. Nerves pain: One should apply the paste of thorn apple leaves or should foment with leave’s decoction or rub with leaves oil. It provides quick relief in nerves pain.
63. Children diseases: Heat thorn apple leave’s juice and drop in ear. When the patient feels pain, should use this experiment. If someone has been suffering from left eye pain, should drip it in right ear. If one feels pain in right eye, should drip in left ear. It provides relief.