Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

    Datura metel

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    datura meteloides L.



    Traditional name

         D. Wrightii. Down thorn apple. Indian datura; syn: datura alba.

    Used parts

    Trit. and tinct. of seeds.


    Plantae; Spermatophyta, Angiospermae - Flowering Plants; Dicotyledonae; Lamiidae / Tubiflorae; Scrophulariales; Solanaceae - Tomato / Potato Family


    Original proving

    Allen: Cyclopoedia, V. 4.
         Knorre: A. H. Z., V. 6, p. 35.
         - - - - - -: N. A. J. Hom., V. 2, p. 339.

    Description of the substance

    formerly D. metel. An annual herb, 4 to 5 feet tall, with ovate 7- to 8 inch leaves. The flower is 7 inches long, white inside, violet and yellowish outside, with a purple calyx. The fruit is a 1.25 inch diameter spiny capsule. There are also double-flowered and blue-, red-, and yellow-flowered varieties. Native to India and naturalized in the tropics of both hemispheres.

    From the Allies catalog :
    Purple Hindu Datura. Truly exquisite large, deep purple double flowers.