What is datura and how can it stimulate hair growth?

Datura which is commonly known as thorn apple or jimsonweed is a species of plant belonging to the nightshade family Solanaceae. 


If used with proper purification and detoxification, Datura is a powerhouse of many medical components. All the parts of the plant are used in folklore medications and alternative therapies. 
Datura has a variety of antioxidants, flavonoids, alkaloids, chemical compounds, and minerals, as well as potent hallucinogenic and deliriant effects. Daturine, Daturadiol, Hyoscine, Atropine, Noratropine, Fastudine, Allantoin, Hypocyamine, Norhyosciamine, Tropane, Meteolodine, Scopolamine, Mucilage, Albumen, Vitamin C, Niacin, and Malic Acids are some of the bioactive components in Datura.

 Species of datura

Datura is a genus of plants that includes 14-15 different species, all of which are members of the Solanaceae family. The therapeutic qualities of all the species are comparable. Ayurveda, on the other hand, considers Datura Metal to be the best for medicinal purposes. The species of Datura are;

  • Datura metal
  • Datura stramonium
  • Datura Alba
  • Datura fastuosa
  • Datura candida (Pers) Saff
  • Datura ferox L
  • Datura leichhardtii Benth
  • Datura reburra Barclay Datura innoxia Mill
  • Datura inoxia Mill
  • Datura kymatocarpa Barclay
  • Datura ceratocaula Ortega
  • Datura discolor Bernh
  • Datura dolichocarpa (Lagerh) Saff
  • Datura wrightii Regel


Datura extracts and compounds, including alkaloids and other components have been studied for its anticancer, antivirus, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Datura cigarettes were smoked to help with asthma and breathing problems. Pain, bruising, wound infections, swellings and boils, rheumatism, and toothaches were all treated with Datura.
Datura aids in the controlled death of cancer cells known as apoptosis. It also prevents the growth of new cancer cells in a variety of ways, preventing cancer from spreading to other organs. Datura Stramonium has been used to treat cancer as an anti-cancer medication. Breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, brain cancer, and ovarian cancer are among the cancers that it may help treat.
Linalool is another chemical found in Datura. Datura's smell comes from this chemical. This substance has antibacterial effects. It also aids in the removal of dangerous free radicals from the body.
Phenol and phenolic substances contained in Datura, such as flavonoids, have been proven to have substantial antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties. Datura Stramonium leaves is natural antioxidants, according to in vitro assay techniques.
 Datura metal leaves and flowers offer a wide range of medical applications, including illness treatment, skin care, and other health-related issues, thanks to their vast storage of active secondary metabolites. Methanolic leaf extract clearly promotes rapid hair growth, while hexane floral extracts promote the growth of longer, denser hairs.


 Datura plant is said to have a wide range of medicinal properties for both diseases and human hair It has an incredible advantage in the stimulation of hair growth. It is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps in improving the blood circulation in the scalp and hair follicles. This, in turn, enriches the hair roots by bringing in more nutrients through the blood supply and helping the growth of new hair.

Datura contains anti-inflammatory effects which help in curing most scalp related problems. If you suffer from male pattern baldness, you may easily make a hair treatment with the application of Datura on hair, which can improve hair health. It may aid in the growth of new hair and the preservation of follicle beds, ensuring that they continue to produce and hold hair.
Datura's restorative capabilities aid in the reduction of hair loss. Massaging your scalp with Datura oil helps improve blood circulation and speed up hair growth.

Other benefits of datura on hair

  • Relieves issues such as dandruff, itchy scalp and dryness.
  • Prevents premature greying.
  • Reduces hair fall.
  • It stimulates hair growth and strengthens the hair.
  • Helps in conditioning the dry and damaged hair.