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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. (more…)