The Belladonna is native to Europe and was linked to witchcraft and multiple stories of famous poisonings.
The scientific name is Atropa belladonna L.
This medicinal plant is also known as a Deadly Nightshade.
This medicinal plant belongs to the family Solanaceae.
The Belladonna is a perennial shrub, and resistant. The plant grows in the shade of trees, wooded hills and coal deposits, it can reach a height of 1.5 meters.
The flowers of this medicinal plant are dark purple, with a characteristic bad smell.
The fruit of the berry Belladona is a spherical and the size of a black cherry, and contains 0.1% of atropine.
The root of Atropa belladonna L. has higher concentrations of the drug ranging from 0.4 to 0.6%.
Its alkaloids (hiosciamina, atropine, scopolamine), derived from tropanos, make it a poisonous plant.
The deadly nightshade is a legal drug, can be grown and sold freely. Preparations do not require medical prescription.
The use of claims Belladona caution administered to high doses produces a little dizziness, nausea, dilated, delusions, hallucinations and often death.
A peculiar symptom of poisoning by belladonna is the complete loss of voice, and continual and uncontrolled movements of the fingers and hands.
In herbal medicine often brews prepared with the fences of Atropa belladonna L. and the root of the plant.
Despite its toxic properties, the currently applied locally belladonna in solution during ophthalmic interventions, and tablets, capsules or drops by oral administration. The effects start between 15 and 30 minutes. On reaching the brain in low doses, atropine blocks acetylcholine receptors depress the terminals of nerve impulses in high doses, a depression before stimulation.
This medicinal plant is applied in medicine in cases of neuralgia, nervous cough, asthma, seizures, epilepsy, spastic constrictions and some eye diseases.
Atropine is also used as a diuretic, sedative, analgesic and mild antidote to poisoning by fungi that contain muscarinic alkaloids.
Mild doses reduce salivation and sweating. With higher doses of this plant increases the pulse and breathing, the action of the involuntary muscles decreases, accelerates the heart rate, dilation of pupils is very strong and inhibits ocular accommodation, ie the lens is fixed vision for the distant and near objects are blurred.
Prolonged use of Atropa belladonna L. can cause chronic constipation.
In case of accidental poisoning with this plant is recommended as soon as possible any substance that causes vomiting.
The benefits of Belladonna:
This herb has a great pain relief feature. It is therefore used by people as a painkiller. However, in order to make this herb ready for use, it must first undergo medical procedures. The toxic effect of this plant can be hospitalized.
People who have some old knowledge use the beautiful avrat grass with simple medicines. In this way, this herb in humans causes otitis media and inflammation problems in the tonsils.
These are the medications that are widely used, and you can see these effects from other medicines.
Another benefit of this herb is the effect of eliminating shortness of breath in patients with asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Stomach problems, especially gastritis, ulcers such as problems with this excellent plant can benefit from the effects of these diseases by showing great benefits. If you experience such negativity, you should definitely take advantage of the beautiful avrat weed.
Most of the leaves and roots of the beautiful avrat grass is used. Because this herb is poisonous, it should only be prepared and used by people who are very knowledgeable about this herb. Otherwise, you may encounter big problems. Therefore, beautiful avrat grass should never be used at home. Because, even today, it is seen that there are very big problems with poisoning from such plants. Especially in children this plant has very large damages.
When this herb starts to show toxic effects in humans, headache drowsiness occurs first. In later times, there is a feeling of thirst and delusion. If you have such symptoms, you can prevent the problems that may occur by seeing a specialist doctor immediately.
Recipes from this medicinal plant:
Within the herbal medicine for intraocular application is required each one to three drops of extract of belladonna leaves.
For skin applications, 5 mg. sheets or 2 mg. of the pulverized root of this plant.
For oral ingestion of Belladona, 5 to 15 drops of berries macerated in alcohol. In Western medicine the low therapeutic doses ranging from 0.5 to 1 mg and high for 2 to 5 mg, more than 10 mg are considered dangerous.