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Belladonna (Atropa belladonna)


Belladonna is a branched perennial that grows up to 5 feet tall. The leaves grow to about 7 inches long with bell shaped purple flowers. The berries are green at first, and mature to a shiny black.



Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia


Conditions of Poisoning

all parts


Toxic Principle

atropine, hypocyamine, scopolamine


Clinical Signs

dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, dry mouth and throat, rapid heart beat, excitement, loss of balance, urinary retention, constipation