Common Name of Source: Deadly Nightshade
Keynotes: Sudden Heat/Fever Symptoms, Throbbing Headaches, Flaring Tempers; Colds, Flu, Ear Pain and other symptoms with redness or fever.
Description: When fever, throbbing bursting headache or sunshine, flaring temper symptoms cause glowing red cheeks and restlessness, Belladonna comes to the fore with its soothing effect (cool). Another keynote is suddenness. Bella’s symptoms flare up fast with throbbing, chills and hot dryness, such as hot dry throats, dry cough, dry skin, eye irritation, red gums with teething and menopausal hot flashes. The last key is restlessness— restless sleep, overall restlessness and even a restless desire to escape when you match the whole picture.
Modalities: Worse for touch, jarring, noise, cold drafts, after noon, lying down. Better, not much in this department, but lying with head and shoulders up in a dark quiet room can help.
Leading characteristics of Belladonna
- Ailments with rush of blood to head and face.
- Violent Delirium: Disposition to bite, spit, strike and tear things; breaks into fits of laughter and gnashes the teeth; wants to bite and strike the attendants; tries to escape.
- Hallucinations: Sees ghosts, hideous faces and various insects; black animals, dogs, wolves; fears imaginary things, wants to run away from them. Delusions horrible. Convulsions come on suddenly; with high fever; during teething; with hot head and cold feet.
- Pains: Come suddenly, last indefinitely and cease suddenly; renal colic.
- Headache: Congestive, with red face, throbbing of brain and carotids (neck arteries), worse from slight noise, jar, motion, light, lying down, least exertion; better from pressure, tight bandaging (Arg. Nit.), wrapping up, during menses.
- Vertigo: When stooping; when rising after stooping; on every change of position (Bry.).
- Tonsillitis after riding in a cold wind.
- Appendicitis: Pain in right ileo-caecal (right lower half of abdomen) region; aggravated by slightest touch, even of the bed-cover.
- Scarlet Fever: Rash of a uniform, smooth, shining, scarlet redness.
- Prolapse of Uterus: Sensation as if the contents of abdomen would issue through the vulva; better from standing and sitting erect; worse from lying down.
- Especially adapted to the persons:
- who are lively and entertaining when well, but violent and often delirious when sick;
- who are plethoric, vigorous and intellectual;
- chilly persons: great proneness to take cold; sensitive to draught of air, especially when uncovering the head;
- who have reactive excitability; reaction to medicine is so quick and so sudden that they at once feel relieved;
- who are hypersensitive to touch, motion, jar, light and noise, extremes of heat and cold; they are worse from lying down, at night, after midnight, after 3 p.m., looking at bright, shining objects, uncovering the head;
- who feel better by rest, standing or sitting erect; in a warm room;
- who are of tuberculous disposition.
Belladonna compared with other Homeopathy medicine
|Right side particularly lower right.||Left side, particularly lower left.|
|External trembling.||Internal trembling sensation.|
|Memory very active.||Weak memory.|
|All senses over-sensitive.||Easily irritated, cannot bear to see pointy things.|
|Worse when looking at running water.||Worse when looking upwards.|
|Predominantly better in wet weather.||Predominantly worse in wet weather.|
|Worse in dry weather.||Better in dry weather.|
Belladonna Uses, Medicinal Benefits
|Stomach related problems||Belladona is effective for restoring the health of damaged mucous membranes. It is also indicated in gastroenteritis, hyperemesis, cramps and hypersensitivity, especially to noise. In addition, this plant works to resolve acute stomach and intestinal catarrh, gallbladder colic and disruption of stomach secretions. Check Adel 5 drops||Epigastric sensitivity to pressure, and other disturbances, nausea, vomiting. Check Reckeweg R5 drops. Colicky pain comes and goes quickly. Transverse colon protrudes like a pad during abdominal colic. Check Allen A64 drops|
|Headache||It covers headache, throbbing in character with heat, especially in forehead, occiput and temples. The pain is worse of light, noise, lying down and in afternoons, better by pressure and in semi erect posture. Check Schwabe Alpha HA|
|Teething problems||It treats throbbing pain in teeth, relieves gum boil and grinding of teeth. It also treats pain in external or middle ear, enlargement of tonsils etc. Check Schwabe Chamodent Tablets for children|
|Cold, congestion||Treats high fever with burning heat, pulsation of carotids (denoting the two main arteries which carry blood to the head and neck), redness, heat and bloatedness of face. It also treats otitis, difficulty in swallowing etc. Check Schwabe Aconitum Pentarkan tablets||Barking cough, awake after midnight, pain in larynx and threatened suffocation. Check Allen A65 drops|
|Inflammation||Inflammatory hyperemia of skin, of mucous membranes and glands. High fever. Aridity of the mucosa, delirium, moist feverish skin. Check Reckeweg R1 drops||Larynx very painful, feels as if a foreign body in it. Sensation as if larynx was inflamed, swollen, constricted. Pain in larynx and threatened suffocation. Check Allen A35 drops|
|Cough||Convulsive cough attack, hollow and barking cough, dry mucus membranes. Check R8 Cough Syrup & R9 Cough drops|
|Excessive sweating||acts on Hot sweat from the body with vapour. Check Reckeweg R32 drops|
|Asthma||Provides anti-asthmatic effect, in case of loud coughing coupled with perspiration. Check Reckeweg R43 drops|
|Memory||Useful in cerebral congestion. Check Reckeweg R54 drops|
|Injuries||It acts against inflammation. Check Reckeweg R55|
|Fever||Internal coldness with external pungent, burning, steaming heat in fever. No thirst with fever. Sudden violent onset. Red face, with throbbing of carotids. Check Allen Fever syrup, Allen A33 drops|
|Eye conditions||Dilated immovable pupils. Eyes feel swollen, protruding, staring, brilliant, conjunctiva red, dry, burn, photophobia, shooting in eyes. Check Allen A12 drops|
|Tonsillitis||Enlarged tonsils with redness. Burning, dryness and a sense of constriction in the throat. Check Allen A51 drops, Allen Tonsillin tablets|
|Immunity||Builds immunity, removes tendency to recurrent throat infection. Check Allen A68 drops|
|Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)||Urine scanty, dark, turbid, frequent, profuse, with tenesmus. Haematuria where no pathological condition can be found. Check Allen A71 drops|
|Vaginal Itching and Discharge||Intense heat of affected part. Vaginal discharge is offensive and red. Check Allen A73 drops|
|Bed wetting||Restless sleep in nervous, excitable children who wet the bed. Involuntary passing of urine in sleep during night. Check Allen A83 drops|
|Kidney Diseases||Inflammation of the kidneys with piercing burning pains in the lumbar region, returning periodically with increased severity. Check Allen A92 drops|
|Warts||Helps get rid of warts. Check Dewarts ointment|
|Snoring||Helpful in cases of Inflammatory swelling and redness of the external and internal nose; Sleep disorders; enlarged Tonsils and constricted Throat. Check Allen Snorid drops|
Belladonna Medicine List Online
|Belladonna Mother Tincture||SBL
|BelladonnaDilution (available in 6C, 30C, 200C, 1M, 10M potency)||SBL
|Belladonna Pills||Boiron Belladonna 30c, 200c Pillules
Homeopathy Bellodonna 2 Dram Pills (available in all potencies)
|Belladonna Ointments||Wheezal Belladonna Ointment
Wheezal Belladonna Ointment
|Belladonna Homeopathy Specialities||Allen A83 Drops, Homeopathic Bed Wetting Medicine
Reckeweg R5 drops
Allen A92 Chronic Kidney Diseases Drops for Gradual Loss of Kidney Functions
Reckeweg R32 drops
Allen Snorid drops
Wheezal WL 22 Homeopathic Migraine Drops
Allen A73 Drops, Vaginal Itching and Discharge Medicine
Reckeweg R42 drops
Schwabe Chamodent Tablets
Reckeweg R43 drops
Wheezal WL 8 Cough Drops
Wheezal WL 20 Inflammtion Drops
Belladonna Side Effects & Precautions
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur. Depending on your constitution few side effects could occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects will most likely go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.
Belladonna is likely unsafe when taken by mouth directly. It contains chemicals that can be toxic. Side effects can include constipation, decreased sweating, dizziness, dry mouth, nose, throat, or skin.
Do not take this medicine within 1 hour of taking antacids or medicine for diarrhea. Taking them too close together will make the belladonna alkaloids less effective.