|Belladonna | Photo: Rasbak|
Occurrence: Atropa Belladonna
belongs to the family Solanaceae and occurs bl.ai South and Central Europe. Belladonna is closely related to Hyoscyamus
. Pharmaceutical picture shows similarities with the first three funds.
Toxicology: Determination of the toxic effect is the alkaloids hyoscyamine, scopolanmin, atropine, belladonin and scopin. Atropine gives Belladonna effect its predominant character. Atropine is an antagonist of acetylcholine and Pilocarpine. Atropine include pupillvidgande and increases the pressure in the eyeball, heart rate increases and bronchial extension. Glands and mucous membranes restricts the secretion and there is a troublesome dryness in the throat. Generally one can say that the poisoning preceded each paralysis of a function elevation. This becomes especially evident in the nervous plane, where one first observes vivacity, garrulousness and delirium with violence and rage. Gradually fold the symptoms of lethargy and sleepiness.
Etiology: Effect of anxiety, fear, anger, angry minds, sunstroke, colds, hjämhinneretning, pull on your head, teething, epilepsy.
Modalities: Worse: suddenly at night, in bed, at night, sun and heat, wet and cold, pull, push, touch, lifting, bending forward. Better: rest, back pressure, bending backward, massage, fresh air.
Constitution: Red, hot, steamy humid, heavy, restless, irritable, angry, dazed, lethargic.
Indications: Meningitis, epilepsy, neuralgia with throbbing pain, acute inflammations, Basedow, stomatitis, scarlet fever, acute cystitis, erisypelas, incipient furuncle (bright red), lumbago, torticollis (proven).
Potency: D6 - D30.
, Apis, Lachesis
, Gelsemium, Mandragora