Latin Name: Atropa belladonna L.
Synonym: Black Cherry; Deadly Nightshade
Used Part: Whole herb
Activity Ingredient: Total Alkaloid (hyoscyamine, Atropine).
Belladonna alkaloids are tropane derivatives, alcohol from the
Belladonna (C3α-OH) class of organic acids and aromatic esters by
ester bond alkaloid, organic acid component is Belladonna acid and
Molecular Formula: C17H23NO3
Molecular Weight: 289.37
Belladonna Liquid Extract: Hyoscyamine 1.5%,brown liquid
Belladonna Extract: Hyoscyamine 1.5%~2.5%, fine light brown powder.
Description: Belladonna, commonly known as Atropa belladonna or
Atropa bella-donna, Devil's Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly
Nightshade, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the family
Solanaceae, native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. The
foliage and berries are extremely toxic, containing tropane
alkaloids. These toxins include scopolamine and hyoscyamine which
cause a bizarre delirium and hallucinations, and are also used as
pharmaceutical anticholinergics. The drug atropine is derived from
It has a long history of use as a medicine, cosmetic, and poison.
Before the Middle Ages, it was used as an anesthetic for surgery;
the ancient Romans used it as a poison (the wife of Emperor
Augustus and the wife of Claudius both used it to murder
contemporaries); and predating this, it was used to make poison
tipped arrows. The genus name "atropa" comes from Atropos, one of
the three Fates in Greek mythology, and the name "bella donna" is
derived from Italian and means "beautiful woman".
1. Anti-alkali for the gallbladder;
2. Prevent from excreting of the gland;
3. Cure the gastric and duodenum ulcer;
4. Relieve the convulsion of stomach and the intestine, as well as
the angina of kidney and gallbladder.
Due to its effects on the brain and central nervous system,
Belladonna can cause muscular tremor or rigidity. A variety of side
effects--many of them dangerous--appear after an excessive dose
(see "Overdosage" below).
Possible Drug Interactions:
Belladonna can increase the side effects of the following drugs:
Amantadine (Symmetrel);Quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex);Tricyclic
antidepressant medications such as Elavil, Pamelor, and Tofranil.
Special Information If You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding.No harmful
effects are known.
How To Prepare:
Belladonna leaves and flowering branch tips are collected in the
wild from May to July. The roots of 2- to 4-year-old plants are dug
up in mid-October to mid-November or shortly before the start of
the flowering season. The dried plant material is available in
powder and extract form.
The average single dose is 0.05 to 0.1 gram. The maximum dose is
0.2 gram. Take no more than 0.6 gram a day.
Packing Detail : Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside.
Net Weight: 25kgs/drum.
Shelf Life : two years under well Storage situation and stored away
from direct sun light.