belladonna plant


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Noun1.belladonna plant - perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berriesbelladonna plant - perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Atropa, genus Atropa - belladonna
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So much so that in Italy, over five centuries ago, women used Belladonna plant extract to dilate their pupils in an effort to appear more attractive, (http://blogs.
Made from the belladonna plant, this remedy can be useful in treating boils; chicken pox; croup; earache; the first stages of cold or flu; headaches; high temperatures; hot flushes; migraines; mild sunburn; mild nappy rash; sore throats and teething.
By the late 1800s atropine had been identified as the major component in the leaves and berries of the belladonna plant.