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Dathura in many Indian languages
Ummetha in Telugu
Ummethai in Tamil
Thorn apple plant in English.
The entire plant is poisonous so it must not be taken internally.
Soak a small handful of rice for 4 hrs.Grind it with 5 leaves of the datura plant.
Smear the paste on the place of the swelling or painful joint or the place where the back aches most.Cover the paste with a clean cloth.Tie a poultice .
This bandage must not be disturbed for a few hours.
Hands must be washed well after application and the paste must be carefully disposed of.
After 4 days the pain and swelling in the joints definitely decreases.
P.S : (This plant is poisonous-Consuming any part of the plant even in small quantities may lead to a coma .In some countries it is illegal to possess or distribute it because of its toxic nature.
In India is a very common roadside plant.)