Atropa belladonna

Atropa belladonna is a well-known homeopathic that is also known as simply 'Belladonna'.

The homeopathic remedy atropa belladonna is mainly used for treating fevers and headaches. It is derived from the poisonous plant known as 'deadly nightshade'.

Indications that the atropa belladonna remedy may be helpful include the sudden appearance of intense or violent symptoms such as:

  • a fever with high temperature
  • little or lack of thirst
  • dry skin
  • affected area bright red
  • throbbing pain
  • sensitivity to light
  • sunstroke


More about the substance used to prepare atropa belladonna homeopathic remedy:

The homeopathic remedy atropa belladonna is derived from a perennial herbaceous flowering plant whose common name is 'deadly nightshade'.

As the name suggests, parts of this plant, especially the dark berries, are highly poisonous. This plant can grow up to 1.5 m (4' 11') tall and particularly thrives in shady places, especially on chalk or limestone soil.

Berries on the atropa belladonna plant are depicted in the sketch shown belowon the upper-left.

A sketch of the atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade) plant in flower is shown belowon the lower-left.

This homeopathic remedy is prepared using the entire plant.

Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.

There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.

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