The Deadly Nightshade Plant Is Called That For a Reason.

Picture of the belladonna plant with red tubular plants and blue singular berries.
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

All parts of this plant are toxic, especially fruits and seeds. The alkaloids in these plants are atropine, l-hyoscyamine, and scopolamine. They all have anticholinergic activities, including dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, bowel obstruction, dilated pupils, blurred…

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Lee-Anne Hancock

Lee-Anne Hancock

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Retired Poison Control Specialist. Now writing murder mysteries and blogging about life, family, and the fun of retirement.