); USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Atropa acuminata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Atropa acuminata Royle Ex Lindl. has been widely used in folk medicine for several inflammatory. Herb up to m tall, branched. Stem and branches fistular, young shoots puberulous. Leaves x cm, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate.

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Indian belladonna has very similar uses to the related deadly nightshade A. The roots and leaves are used in India as anodyne, diuretic, mydriatic, narcotic and sedative[]. The following uses for deadly nightshade are also probably applicable for this species[K]: The plant can be used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, reducing tremors and rigidity whilst improving speech acuminxta mobility[].

It has also been used as an antidote in cases of mushroom or toadstool poisoning[7].

This is a very poisonous plant, it should be used with extreme caution and only under the supervision of a qualified practitioner[]. See also the notes above on toxicity. All parts of the plant are analgesic, antidote, antispasmodic, diuretic, hallucinogenic, mydriatic, narcotic and sedative[4, 7, 9, 21, 46,].

The root is the most active part of the plant, it is harvested in the autumn and can be 1 – 3 years old, though the older roots are very large and difficult to dig up[4, 7]. The leaves are harvested in late spring and dried for later use[7]. All parts of the wtropa contain tropane alkaloids[]. The leaves contain on average 0. The alkaloid content also varies according to the development of the plant, being low when wcuminata plant is flowering and very high when bearing green berries[].

These alkaloids inhibit the parasympathetic nervous system which controls involuntary body activities. This reduces saliva, gastric, intestinal and bronchial secretions, acumniata well as the activity of the urinary tubules, bladder and intestines[].

An extract of the plant has been used as eyedrops. It has the effect of dilating the pupils thus making it easier to perform eye operations[4, ]. In the past women used to put the drops in their eyes in order to make them look acumminata and thus ‘more beautiful'[4, ].


The entire plant, harvested when coming into flower, is used to make a homeopathic remedy[]. This is used especially in cases where there is localised and painful inflammation that radiates heat[]. It is also used to treat sunstroke and painful menstruation[]. We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country.

The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any well-drained moisture retentive soil[] in sun or partial shade[]. Prefers a acuminwta soil[1, 4, 9, 13]. When grown as a medicinal plant, the acumianta levels of the medically active alkaloids are obtained from plants growing on a light, permeable chalky soil, especially when on a south-west facing slope[4]. The highest concentrations are also formed when the plant is growing in a sunny position and in hot summers[].

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Plant them out into their permanent positions in atgopa spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of softwood terminal shoots in spring[]. Root cuttings in winter[]. Right plant acuminta place. We are currently updating this section. For a list of references used on this page please go here. At “Medicinal uses”, shouldn’t it be ” This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

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Atropa acuminata – Royle. Even handling the plant has been known to cause problems if the person has cuts or grazes on the hand[4].

Atropa acuminata

The plant is particularly dangerous for children since the fruit looks attractive and has a sweet taste[4]. The toxins are concentrated in the ripe fruit[]. Habitats Found at elevations between and metres[]. Asia – Himalayas from Kashmir to Baluchistan.

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You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Insects. It can grow in full shade deep woodland semi-shade light woodland or no shade. It prefers moist soil. QR Code What’s this? acumnata

Some information cannot be used for attopa reasons or be modified but some can. Please view the copyright link for more information. The whole plant, and especially the root, is very poisonous[4, 7, 10, 19, 65, ]. Found at elevations between and metres[]. Wed Jan 7