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.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/learning-the-look-of-love-in-your-eyes-the-light-the-heat/) Scientific American reported.
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. And how did the world learn about the strange properties of atropine?