); 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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It prefers moist soil. Observation specific search options Observed during. All parts of the plant are analgesic, antidote, antispasmodic, diuretic, hallucinogenic, mydriatic, narcotic and sedative[4, 7, 9, 21, 46,]. When grown as a medicinal plant, the highest 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].

We are acuminatz updating this section. The following uses for deadly nightshade are also probably applicable for this species[K]: Publisher Studio Vista Year ISBN Description A lot of details about the history, chemistry and use of narcotic plants, including hallucinogens, stimulants, inebriants and hypnotics.

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Atropa acuminata

If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Not for the casual reader. Atropa belladona Clarke non Linn. An extract of the plant has been used as eyedrops. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.


However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. The alkaloid content also varies according to the development of the plant, being low when the plant is flowering and very high when bearing green berries[]. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

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You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Habitats Found at elevations between and metres[]. Our aim was to evaluate Atropa acuminata for its anti-inflammatory properties and to delineate its possible mechanism of action on the modulation of the inflammatory mediators. All plant pages have their own unique code.

Indian belladonna has very similar uses to the related deadly nightshade A. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. In addition the effects on leukocyte migration and exudation and vascular permeability were also observed.

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Root cuttings in winter[]. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Wed Jan 7 In the past women used to put the drops in their eyes in order to make them look larger and thus ‘more beautiful'[4, ].

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. The toxins are concentrated in the ripe fruit[].

The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Insects. Close-up of the flower Photograph by: This is used especially in cases where there is localised and painful inflammation that radiates heat[].

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The entire plant, harvested when coming into flower, is used to make a homeopathic remedy[]. Found at elevations between and metres[]. Send a request for permission. The root is the most active part of the plant, it is aacuminata in the autumn and can be 1 – 3 years old, though the older roots are very large and difficult to dig up[4, 7].