Atropa belladonna L.

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • funded by Rob Gordon: Atropa belladonna L., Belladonna, PORTUGAL, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Atropa belladonna L., Belladonna, PORTUGAL, F
Current Determination: Atropa belladonna L.
Family: Solanaceae
Location: Portugal
Coordinates: 39.5 -8

Description: 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 sickness
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
EMu IRN: 46113
OccurenceID: fe2e2636-4d6f-49f3-b075-ef8f75e151a1