Botanical Name Baliospermum montanum
Family Euphorbiaceae
Origin India, Bangladesh
Description Danti is a shrub that grows up to 1-2 meters in height. The leaves are oval-shaped, and the flowers are small, greenish-white or yellow in color.
Parts Used The roots and seeds of danti are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dosage of danti varies depending on the form in which it is taken and the condition being treated.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Danti is commonly used in Ayurvedic formulations such as Triphala Churna, Avipattikar Churna, and Chitrakadi Vati.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) The anti-dote for danti poisoning is administration of activated charcoal.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Purishavirechana (Purgative)
Other Names Sanskrit: Danti, Dirghamula
Hindi: Danti
Bengali: Dhatura
Kannada: Kadusavalu
Malayalam: Kattutheenda
Marathi: Dantimula
Tamil: Katthu thumbai
Telugu: Nelavemu


Distribution Danti is native to India, Bangladesh, and other parts of South Asia.
Pharmacognosy The roots of danti are known for their purgative and anthelmintic properties. The plant also contains a number of other phytochemicals, including triterpenes, flavonoids, and alkaloids.
Cultivation Danti is typically grown in dry, arid regions.
Physical Constituents Danti has a bitter taste.
Chemical Constituents Danti contains a number of phytochemicals, including triterpenes, flavonoids, and alkaloids.


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