Atropa belladonna L.
- Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
- Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Atropa belladonna L., Belladonna, PORTUGAL, FCurrent Determination: Atropa belladonna L.Family: SolanaceaeLocation: PortugalCoordinates: 39.5 -8Description: It has a long history of use as a medicine, cosmetic, and poison. It is one of the most toxic plants found in the Western hemisphere; all parts of the plant contain tropane alkaloids. Belladonna has been used in traditional treatments for centuries for an assortment of conditions including headache, menstrual symptoms, peptic ulcer disease, histaminic reaction, inflammation, and motion sicknessCatalog Subset: Economic BotanyEMu IRN: 46113OccurenceID: fe2e2636-4d6f-49f3-b075-ef8f75e151a1