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Belladonna (Atropa belladonna)

Description

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.

 

Distribution

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

 

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atropa_belladonna