Atropa belladonna L.

Current Determination: Atropa belladonna L.
Family: Solanaceae
Location: U.S.A.: District of Columbia
Locality: Washington
Coordinates: 38.9048 -77.0163

Collection Date: 30 November 1904
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: 46135
OccurenceID: af169d6e-9c8d-46ab-8f06-2e4e5d66ce26