Presentation of the medicinal plant Belladonna
Homeopathic remedy whose basic substance is belladonna ( Atropa belladonna ), a perennial herbaceous plant of the Solanaceae family.
Very widespread in the alpine regions, the Atropa belladonna is a plant which indeed contains many virtues in spite of a great toxicity.
Belladonna is a frequently used homeopathic remedy due to its many therapeutic properties. It is particularly effective in treating acute conditions, inflammations and hypertensive problems. We will explore the various applications of Belladonna in homeopathy and how it can be combined with other homeopathic strains to enhance its effectiveness.
BELLADONNA 4CH, 5CH, 7CH, 9CH, 12CH, 15CH, 30CH available in our online pharmacy in homeopathic granules from the Boiron laboratory
English name: BELLADONE
Registered drug: EH00045
Registered in the pharmacopoeia
Belladonna: a homeopathic remedy for acute conditions
Belladonna is generally recommended for sudden conditions accompanied by dryness of the mucous membranes, feeling of warmth in the face and throbbing pain. Inflammatory signs such as redness, warmth, pain and swelling are also indications for the use of Belladonna.
The effectiveness of Belladonna in the treatment of fever
In cases of fever accompanied by profuse sweating and variable thirst, Belladonna proves to be an effective remedy. Depending on the type of thirst felt, it can be combined with other homeopathic strains to increase its effectiveness:
- If the thirst is intense for large amounts of cold water, consider Bryonia alba.
- If thirst is intense for repeated small amounts, consider Arsenicum album.
- In case of absence of thirst, we will rather associate Apis mellifica and/or Gelsemium sempervirens.
Belladonna and hypertensive problems
Belladonna is also indicated for hypertensive flare-ups and headaches related to high blood pressure. For people suffering from this type of problem, it is recommended to regularly check their blood pressure, to follow lifestyle and dietary measures and to benefit from medical monitoring.
It is important to note that taking Belladonna for hypertension should not replace conventional treatment prescribed by your cardiologist or GP. Homeopathy should be seen as a complement to conventional treatment.
Indications of Belladonna in granule tube
Mainly associated with the treatment of fever and acute respiratory conditions, Belladonna has many therapeutic properties in homeopathy.
Common Uses of Belladonna in Homeopathy
Belladonna is frequently indicated for:
- Acute fevers of various origins
- Nasopharyngitis, tracheitis, angina and otitis
- Red and extensive skin rashes
- Headaches (headaches)
- 1st degree sunstroke and burns
- The hiccups
- Hot flashes associated with menopause
- Hypertensive episodes accompanied by headaches
- Conjunctivitis with dry eye, styes, and contact lens intolerance due to dry conjunctiva
Signs confirming the use of Belladonna
The use of Belladonna is justified when the following symptoms are present, alone or in combination:
- Signs of inflammation: redness, warmth, tenderness and swelling
- Signs of dry mucous membranes: dry mouth, dry conjunctiva, dry nose
- Signs of congestion: red face, dizziness, palpitations, sweating, headache
- Behavioral disorders: hypersensitivity to light or cold, fever with delirium, hallucinations, convulsions, alternating agitated and downcast states
Use of Belladonna in Infectiology
Belladonna is useful in cases of rapid onset fevers (high heat on the face and heavy sweating) in addition to prescribed drug treatments.
The homeopathic medicine Belladonna is recommended for the following infectious signs: inflammation (redness, heat, throbbing pain), feeling of dryness in the mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
In cases of angina, Belladonna is the most frequently indicated remedy. The signs are characteristic are a high temperature, red throat, hot skin, and severe thirst but accompanied by spasmodic constrictions of the pharynx preventing the patient from drinking.
Belladonna is also recommended by homeopaths in cases of congestive laryngitis with a feeling of dryness and spasmodic dry cough.
Use of Belladonna in inflammatory syndromes, burns
In addition to topical treatments (ointments), the belladonna homeopathic strain can significantly reduce the after-effects of radiodermatitis (exposure to radioactive agents), solar erythema, sunstroke and first-degree burns.
Belladonna is useful in case of headaches associated with redness in the head.
Other traditional indications of Belladonna in homeopathy
- Sudden ocular congestion with dilated, fixed pupils. Intense photophobia.
- Abdominal and intestinal spasms with enteritis.
- Acute congestion of the ovaro-uterine system; hemorrhage with hypersensitivity.
Dosage of Belladonna in granule tube
In short-term conditions, Belladonna homeopathic remedies (5CH and 9CH) should be taken every hour until the symptoms improve. Therefore, it is necessary to space out the doses, 3 or 4 times a day, then to stop gradually.
In chronic conditions, Belladonna remedies in low dilution (> 9CH or even 15CH) are taken 1 to 2 times a day, even once a week, or once a month for field treatments. In any case, the dosage of belladonna must be fixed by your homeopathic doctor.
- In case of infectious diseases or in case of headache , you should always think of Belladonna. Belladonna 4 to 9CH, 5 granules every 1 to 2 hours depending on the intensity of the pathology, then space out the intakes according to the improvements. The more the individual shows signs of congestion (redness, heat, pain, oedema) , pulsations, heavy sweating, the higher the dilution to be used.
- In case of fever with delirium : Belladonna at 15 to 30 CH: 5 granules every 10 to 15 minutes.
- In case of sunstroke : Belladonna 9 CH: 5 granules every hour, then space out the doses as the treatment improves. Treatment for 24 hours.
- In case of hypertensive outbreaks , hot flashes : Belladonna 9 CH: 5 granules per day for 3 months.
- In case of ocular pathologies : Belladonna 5 CH: 5 granules 6 times a day, then reduce gradually as improvements occur. The treatment will be 4 days in case of acute conjunctivitis, and 6 months for dry eyes.
Belladonna tips and instructions
Remove the tab, reverse the tube, pull the cap slightly and turn the tube to drop the desired number of granules into the cap and then place the granules under the tongue. It is advisable not to touch the granules with your fingers.
Packaging of Belladonna and capacity
Translucent granule tube (allows you to view the remaining granules) Weight 4g. About 80 pellets.
Precaution for use with Belladonna
We recommend using a toothpaste compatible with homeopathic treatments (such as Homéodent Boiron).
Do not take astringent substances within half an hour before taking homeopathic medicines such as coffee, tobacco, camphor, mint and chamomile.
Store Belladonna homeopathic medicines away from light, heat, humidity and any source of emanation and perfumes.
Giving homeopathic Belladonna granules to babies and children
For Belladonna granules or alcoholic drops dissolve them in 100ml of water. The granules being very long to dissolve, it is necessary to prepare your mixture in advance.
Homeopathy and pregnancy
Belladonna homeopathic medicine has no chemical toxicity, contraindications or interactions with other medicines. Pregnant women can treat themselves without known risk for them and their future child, but it is best to seek advice from their homeopath.
What to do if there is no improvement within 24 hours
Certain pathologies cannot be treated in homeopathy by simple self-medication of Belladonna. Their seriousness requires medical advice that can be issued by a homeopathic doctor. This doctor will judge whether your condition can be cured by homeopathy alone or whether your treatment must be supplemented by allopathy.
It is important to consult a healthcare professional before using Belladonna, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking other medications. Always follow the instructions of the practitioner and respect the recommended dosages.