Belladonna has some alkaloids from the dried leaf and blooming tops of Atropa belladonna plant.
This is often used by optometrists to help dilate pupils when examining a patient’s eyes. It is also used as an over – the – counter cream and herbal supplement, according to its commercial availability. It is strongly recommended that you use Belladonna with caution and under doctor’s supervision.
Using this medication properly is a safe medical practice. For small children and infants, this can be very deadly. It is very important to proceed with caution when stocking medicines containing belladonna.
This drug contains two chemicals that are often used for medical purposes. Scopolamine is used to reduce stomach acid and helps prevent nausea and acid reflux. It can also be used to control heart rate and muscle relaxation. The other one is atropine helping to decrease the acid reflux, but less effective than scopolamine in terms of total function in muscle relaxation also in heart rate control. Atropine can also meditate eyes that are dilated or can be used as an antidote or poison insecticide and chemical warfare agents. When both extracted, one or both chemicals with other components can treat various conditions.
It prevents muscarinic receptors from binding in tissues of the body that are located in the gastrointestinal, urinary tract and bronchial smooth muscles, and secretory glands, mostly because of its atropine content. It additionally desensitizes the nerve endings related to pain when applied to the skin.