Useful and therapeutic properties of belladonna , or deadly nightshade ( sleepy stupor )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb to 1.5 m tall.Many-headed rhizome branched with large roots.Stems single or multiple;Stems erect, branched, out of the rhizome.Leaves are alternate, broadly, pointed, entire, up to 20 cm or more.Flowers solitary, sometimes steam rooms, on short stalks in the axils of leaves, muddy purple.Fruit - shiny purple-black berry.Blooms in July-August.

Medicinal raw materials are roots and grass.The grass is collected during flowering and early fruiting, dried immediately after harvest in the air or in the shade under a canopy, on cloudy days - in a dryer at a temperature of 30-40 degrees, gradually increasing it to 60 degrees.Roots harvested from plants is not younger than the age of two in the autumn.Shelf life - 2 years in compliance with the rules of storage of poisonous plants.

The plant contains atropine, which is accompanied by other alkaloids - glostsiamin, scopolamine, apoatro-ping, belladonnin.All of these active principles are poisons the nervous system.

belladonna alkaloids have the a

bility to adjust the tone and motility of the gastrointestinal tract, gall and urinary tract, bronchial tubes to expand, expand the pupil and increase intraocular pressure, largely inhibit the secretion of the glandular system, strengthen and become more frequent activity of the heart.

belladonna is used in bronchial asthma, gastric and renal stone disease, hyperacidity gastritis

minute, peptic ulcer and spastic conditions of the gastrointestinal tract in patients with Parkinson's, with vegetative dystonia and vazonevroze.belladonna drugs can be used in cases of poisoning by fungi or morphine - 20 drops of tincture in one step.

Because of the rich content of atropine, belladonna is widely used in homeopathy as a protivospazmolitiches-something and analgesic: for stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers, muscle, joint, and neuralgic pain, purulent bronchitis, to reduce the debilitating sweats with pulmonary tuberculosis atconvulsive cough, and epilepsy hernia.Apply belladonna bradycardia (slowing of heart activity).They prefer to use for the treatment of fresh juice, and if we use the hood, only fresh herbs.

Atropine is widely used for the treatment of the eye, but it is contraindicated in glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure, eye disease).The people to the arrival of the doctor use belladonna powder and fresh juice that is allowed in the home with strict dosage.


powder from the leaves:.. At 0.01-0.02 g, ie, on the tip of a pen knife, 2-3 times a day.

Burn half teaspoon of powder inhaling smoke (in asthma).

Fresh juice: 5-10 drops twice a day.

Picture belladonna poisoning and aid in it are the same as in the poisoning of bleached and dope.See. Datura ordinary.