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Deadly Nightshade, Atropa belladonna

Family:

Solanaceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Olivier Pichard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Donald Macauley (‘Deadly Nightshade’) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

Used as an antispasmodic in bronchial asthma and whooping cough.

Orally, belladonna is used as an antispasmodic in bronchial asthma and whooping cough; Its anticholinergic activity is due to its tropane alkaloid constituents.

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