Belladonna is a type of plant in which its home remedies, alternative medicine, and herbal cures are produced by its leaves & roots. Other names for Belladonna include: Atropa belladonna, Devil’s Berries, Deadly Nightshade, and Death Cherries. The herb is within the Solanaceae family. It is native to North Africa, West Asia, and Europe. As the names above would suggest, some parts of the plant are very dangerous to consume, they are poisonous and toxic. They contain toxins called tropane alkaloids (scopolamine and hyoscyamine). They are said to cause one to have psychotropic hallucinations.
Belladonna is used to produce a pharmaceutical drug called atropine (a kind of anticholinergic). There is a considerable history record of this plant used for alternative medical and herbal remedy purposes. For instance, in medieval times, the herb was used as an anesthetic. To toxicity can be so potent that it was actually used in the middle ages as a tool for murder. The poisoning of certain historical figures are well documented.
Health Benefits of Belladonna
The Belladonna herb is generally known to be somewhat unsafe for consumption; it has the ability to be useful as a sedative. It is also said to be a home remedy for things like bronchial spasms, said to be a natural cure or aiding in the treatment of things like asthma and hay fever, colio, parkinson’s disease, and more.
In natural medicine, it can also be said to be effective topically as a kind of ointment. For instance, some say that it can be useful to reduce inflammation from pain in the joint areas (rheumatism). Other painkilling uses include: nerve pain (neuralgia) and sciatic pain (sciatica). It has been supposed that it could be useful to alleviate discomfort from bronchial asthma as well as being effective for treating mental disorders and behavioral problems as well; most notably hyper kinesis. Possible effectiveness for hyperhidrosis has also been recorded for hyperhidrosis.
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