A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z

Biological Name: Atropa belladonnaBelladonna

Other Names: belladonna, Black cherry, poison black cherry, deadly nightshade, belladonna, dwale

Elements Applied: Berries and leaves are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used for: The remedy is believed to relieve spasms, calm the nervous system down, induce perspiration and urination. It is additionally known to produce a narcotic effect, due to which fact it is not recommended to apply without medical supervision. Belladonna’s activity is very much linked with the central nervous system functionality. The plant can even lead to paralysis.

Additional Info: Belladonna belongs to perennials and is native to the US and Europe, where it can be found in waste areas, on the ruins, in mountain forests, and pastures. Thick rhizome produces a straight stem with numerous leaves which commonly has three branches and may reach 5 feet in height. The green-colored leaves are paired, and differently sized. Flowers this plant produces are bell-formed, and purplish in color. The black-colored fruit is similar to cherry in size, and has a sweet taste.

Safety: Due to its narcotic properties belladonna is able to influence the nervous system, causing a paralysis. Not recommended to apply without medical supervision. Not suggested for internal use.