Botanical Name

Baliospermum solanifolium (Burm.) Suresh,




Baliospermum montanum (Willd.) Mull.Arg., Baliospermum axillare Blume, Baliospermum  indicum Decne., Baliospermum moritzianum Baill., Baliospermum pendulinum Pax, Jatropha Montana Willd., Ricinus montanus (Willd.) Wall.

Regional Name

English : Wild Croton, Hindi :Danti, Sanskrit :Danti, Urdu :Danti, Punjabi :Danti, Assamese :Danti, Bengali :Danti, Gujrati :Danti, Kannada :KaduHaralu, Malayalam :Neervalam, Dantti, Marathi :Danti, Oriya :Danti, Tamil :Danti, Telgu : Konda Amudamu.

Part Used



Danti is a monoecious and stout undershrub that grows up to 1.8mt in height. Danti is widely distributed throughout the sub Himalayan tracts from khasi hills to Kashmir. It is easily available in Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Madhya Pradesh and peninsular India. Root pieces almost cylindrical, straight or ribbed with secondary and tertiary roots, 0.2-1 cm thick and up to 10 cm or more in length, tapering at one end, tough, externally brown; surface, rough due to longitudinal striations, transverse cracks and scars of rootlets; internally cream-coloured; transversely smoothened root shows thin, brown bark and yellowish-white central core; taste, bitter.


It contains ß- Sitosterol and Triterpenoids, Resinous Glycosides, Phorbol, Esters.

Ayurvedic Properties

Rasa :Katu, Guna :Laghu, Sara, Tiksna, Vipaka :Katu, Virya :Usna, Karma :Sodhaka, Dipana, Kaphahara, Raktadosahara, Vidahara, Rocaka, Vikasi, Vrana.

Ayurvedic Applications

Tvakadosa, Daha, Sotha, Udararoga, Sularoga, Krimi, Arsa, Asmari, Kadu, Kusta, Vrana, Pliha, Vrddhi, Gulma, Kamala.

Medicinal Uses

It is useful in worm infestation, infected wounds, skin diseases, useful in productive cough and asthma. It is useful in treating disorders of neuralgia, paralysis, sciatica, gout and neurological disorders etc. And also used in haemorrhoids, relieves urinary stones, improves digestion strength, constipation, relieves burning sensation, bloating, useful in pain, swelling, edema, inflammation, bleeding disorders, abdominal tumors, and piles.


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