Atropa Belladonna (Atropa belladonna)

Belladonna BenefitsAtropa Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) is a perennial plant which can be found in its natural habitat in South and Central Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Belladonna family includes several species, and the name of the plants is derived from Italian ‘beautiful woman‘. Belladonna is one of very interesting medicinal herbs which is known for its toxicity, as well as for numerous therapeutic properties and healing actions. Health benefits of belladonna were very well known in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, where it was primarily used as an effective natural anesthetic for surgery. The name ‘atropa’ also takes source from ancient Greek mythology, the goddess of fate. Belladonna is the natural source of substance from which atropine is derived.

According to the National Institutes of Health, belladonna benefits and health effects have not been studied properly, therefore, there is no proper scientific evidence of the effectiveness of this medicinal herb for any sort of illness or disease. Belladonna is considered one of the most toxic plants in the Western Hemisphere, due to a high content of tropane alkaloids. Berries of the plant are considered the most poisonous, and consuming just from three to five berries of belladonna can be lethal to small children, and in adults, it can cause severe anticholinergic syndrome. To animals, including domestic ones, this plant can cause paralysis and narcosis. In controlled amounts, this plant extracts are used in cosmetics due to very good antimuscarinic benefits of belladonna, and under supervision of a qualified health care specialist, this natural remedy can be used for the following conditions:

  • Benefits Of BelladonnaBelladonna has very good anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to prevent a great variety of inflammations, from dental to digestive ones.
  • It can assist in relieving fever and other symptoms of pneumonia-related conditions.
  • Increasing heart beat rate is one of the most known health benefits of belladonna, and it can be used to support the function of heart.
  • This natural remedy can be used to support and stimulate the function of thyroid gland.
  • Belladonna extracts, decoctions, tinctures, or powders can be used to improve the function of digestive system, relieve constipation, prevent ulcerative colitis and treat irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Extracts of belladonna are used as ingredients for eyewash which can be used for glaucoma prevention and improving vision.
  • One of the rarest studies has shown that this natural remedy has very good wound healing properties.
  • Belladonna benefits embrace slight diuretic properties, so it can be used to promote urination and stimulate sweating.
  • By using this herbal remedy, it is possible to relieve the symptoms of asthma, prevent motion sickness and prevent hemorrhoids.
  • This can be a natural solution to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions in everyone who suffers from various types of allergies.
  • Due to very powerful anesthetic benefits of belladonna, this medicinal herb can be used as a natural painkiller.

DUE TO HIGH TOXICITY OF THIS NATURAL REMEDY, NEVER START AY SORT OF TREATMENT WITH BELLADONNA WITHOUT CONSULTING WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST OR QUALIFIED MEDICAL SPECIALIST.

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