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Is the belladonna good for depression?

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Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: BelladonnaDepression

Belladona is a plant alkaloid, from italian 'beautiful woman" as it causes the pupils to dilate enhancing the eye appearance.
It easily achieves toxic levels of berries or leave are eaten. Poisoning with it causes eye dilation, constipation, confusion, flushing, cardiac and brain malfunction. It is not used for depression. Atropine or equiv are the useful analogs to it, e.g. In eye doctor dilation.

In brief: BelladonnaDepression

Belladona is a plant alkaloid, from italian 'beautiful woman" as it causes the pupils to dilate enhancing the eye appearance.
It easily achieves toxic levels of berries or leave are eaten. Poisoning with it causes eye dilation, constipation, confusion, flushing, cardiac and brain malfunction. It is not used for depression. Atropine or equiv are the useful analogs to it, e.g. In eye doctor dilation.
Dr. John Benson
Dr. John Benson
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Classical Homeopathy

Belladonna is one of over 800 homeopathic remedies (medicines) that can help with certain kinds of depression.
Not every depression, but ones which correspond to the intricate picture of effects shown in provings of homeopathically prepared belladonna. A trained homeopath would need to take your entire case to determine if you need belladonna vs another remedy, for the totality of your symptoms.

In brief: Classical Homeopathy

Belladonna is one of over 800 homeopathic remedies (medicines) that can help with certain kinds of depression.
Not every depression, but ones which correspond to the intricate picture of effects shown in provings of homeopathically prepared belladonna. A trained homeopath would need to take your entire case to determine if you need belladonna vs another remedy, for the totality of your symptoms.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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