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my friend brought me a combination of belladonna and arnica. what are the uses?

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Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Belladonna+ arnica: Belladonna "b"and arnica each has topical pain relieving effects on the skin, for conditions deeper down like muscle spasm, pain or other tissue pains. Not dangerous but u are not to swallow it, ever! topical b. May quiet inflamed nerves, thus reducing pain. If the pains are too major, this usually homeopathic strength gel may not bring all the relief you need+may need to take other pain meds.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Homeopathic remedies: I'm guessing you may have received this as a lotion or cream. It's a combination remedy which can be topically applied to sprains and bruises -- it may decrease pain, inflammation and bruising. Do not apply it to broken skin or open wounds. Arnica and belladonna are each homeopathic remedies which can be used in acute illnesses and in long-term chronic cases. A homeopath can help you with this.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

I've heard that belladonna can be used to treat nausea?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not recommended: Belladonna is commercially available over-the-counter (otc) for short-term use as "earache tablets" and as a "leg cramp" preparation. Belladonna can not be recommended otc as an anti-emetic, nor without physician oversight or prescription would safe dosing be possible. If you have nausea that persists, the list of possible diagnoses is very long. Please get check rather than self-medicating.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

How does arnica montana work? Is it a good homeopathic option?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
With right use, yes: Homeopathic arnica helps especially in trauma & pain with bruising -- like contusions, sprains, and even surgical trauma. Research with face lift patients showed significantly less bruising: http://archfaci.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=480929 when correctly matched to the person's symptoms, remedies work by stimulating innate restorative systems. Arnica can help in concussions too.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me how homeopathic belladonna and the herbal plant belladonna differ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Preparation & more: The herbal plant belladonna is poisonous when used in material quantities. Just 2 berries contain enough Atropine to kill a small child. Its derivatives are used in pharmaceuticals to treat symptoms like stomach cramping and throbbing headaches. Preparing homeopathic belladonna requires serial dilution & succussion (shaking); it is no longer poisonous & its healing properties are preserved.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some good homeopathic medicine before & I am confused about the dosing. is arnica monata 6c or 30c stronger?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Thousands of them: There are literally thousands of good homeopathic medicines, but using the right one depends on the problem you're having. I believe you might mean Arnica montana, not "monata." 30C is stronger than 6C, but there may still be some of the original material in the 6C. This means the 6C can affect your system as a material quantity herbal medicine as well as a potentized homeopathic remedy.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you take morphine and arnica together?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Morphine and arnica: Yes you can - arnica does not contain any opiate molecules.

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