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Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade

Atropa belladonna

Description:

Berries are black and glossy, leaves a dark green.

Habitat:

Mixed woodland, mostly spruce and beech. Growing under half shady light conditions.

Notes:

Deadly poisonous!!! Medicinal use: A. belladonna has been used in traditional treatments for centuries for an assortment of conditions including headache, menstrual symptoms, peptic ulcer disease, histaminic reaction, inflammation, and motion sickness. Nowadays it finds use in homeopathy as an agent against symptoms of flu (e.g. fever and headache).

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8 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Ok I will do that!! Thanks!!

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

Thanks! I will add some more soon. However, if you see anything in particular please point them out, because I might not know of their homeopathic use.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Great!! Thanks for joining!! You have some very good homeopathy plants in your spottings!!

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

Added it to the "homeopathy" mission.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Would you like to join the mission for plants used for Homeopathy medicines?
This would be a good photo for that mission!!

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8473...

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

Harsha, you're right it is used in homeopathy against symptoms of flu.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Thanks. It is used in homeopathy too.

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

added to "the forbidden fruit".

Meik Meißner
Spotted by
Meik Meißner

Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany

Spotted on Sep 23, 2011
Submitted on Oct 20, 2011

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