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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2014

Pages :   926-930

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Atropha belladonna and its Medicinal Uses-A Short Review

Address:   J. Rubika
Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, No.162, Poonamalle High road,Chennai-600077,Tamilnadu,India.
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For thousands of years human being are using the resources of flora for the treatment of various diseases. Now days, Atropha belladonna is a very important plant in the science and the medical field due of its chemical content. Atropha belladonna is a extremely poisonous perennial herb. It belongs from the family Solannacae. The generic name of Atropha belladonna is deadly nightshade. It is main source for the drug” Atropine”. They have the toxic nature due to the alkaloids including scopolamine and hyoscyamine. Few people say Atropha’s berry is sweet and some people say its bitter tasting, but all agree that the size is like the common cherry. The entire plant is a very nauseating odor for ssome people. These are used in many fields like science, medicinal and in cosmetic industry. This plant need rich, moist soil, lot of fertilizer and environment should be free from weed. Mostly used as medicine for skin wound healing, in surgeries, for relieving muscular pain, to dilate the pupils, to cure brain and nerve diseases, whooping cough, asthma, neuralgia, sciatica, gout, etc,. This was used in cardiology before the introduction of coronary care units for the treatment of bradycardia and heart block after myocardial infarction. Belladonna has been used today to cure a number of medical problems. This article describes about the medicinal uses Atropha belladonna.
Atropha belladonna, solannaceae, deadly nightshade, atropine, scopolamine, hyoscyamine, medicinal uses.
J. Rubika. Atropha belladonna and its Medicinal Uses-A Short Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(8): August 2014 Page 926-930.
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