Belladonna Atropa belladonna

Atropa belladonna
  • Common Names
  • Belladonna , Deadly nightshade
  • Botanical Name
  • Atropa belladonna
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Belladonna

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  • Properties: * Nervine * Poison * Psychedelic
  • Constituents: atropine,belladonnine ,choline,esculetin,hyoscyamine,nicotine ,scopolamine,tropine ,umbelliferone

How to Use: Belladonna

Belladonna, or deadly nightshade is no longer used in herbal medicine. Its leaves, roots and black berries are dangerous. They contain a class of highly toxic chemicals called tropance alkaloids. They are found in other plants in the Solanaceae family, such as thornapple and jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), angel's trumpets (Brugmansia spp.), henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), and European mandrake (Mandragora officinarum). A prominent feature of the tropane alkaloids is their ability to produce hallucinations and delirium, which may explain the hold these plants have on our imaginations and folklore. 1

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Only the most skilled herbalists should use this plant in highly controlled exact dosages.

Belladonna Side Effects: Poison. Do not take

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Regional Traditions :European * European *

books citedWorks Cited
  1. Hoffmann, David (2010-12-15). Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine (p.122). Healing Arts Press.