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Is there enough active chemical in Belladonna pellets to cause visions?
Q: I found these capsules in the pharmacy named Belladonna 7CH. Is there enough active chemical in these to cause visions? there are 80 pellets in one package.

A: If the Belladonna came in the form of pellets, it is probably a homeopathic preparation. Homeopathic remedies are often packaged as small cylinders of sugar pellets imbibed with infinitesimally small amounts of the active compound.

It's pretty difficult from your description to be sure that what you have is the homeopathic variety. If it is homeopathic, there is little chance that enough active compound is present in a tube of pellets to produce visions. This is in no way a recommendation to take large amounts of belladonna. Homeopathic medicines are intended to be taken in very small amounts. If it's not homeopathic beladonna, or if there is some other ingredient in the pellets, it could potentially be a problem to take a large amount.

Homeopathy is based on the premise that people get sick in unique ways and that they can be cured by administering minute doses of substances that, given in large doses to healthy persons, would reproduce the unique pattern of symptoms. Homeopathy was very strong in Europe and America in the mid-nineteenth century, declined with the rise of technological medicine, and now is having a modest resurgence.

Homeopathic Belladonna is prescribed in the treatment of a variety of ailments including migraine, the common cold, teething, dysmenorrhea, photosensitivity, mumps, urinary tract infections, etc.

For more about homeopathic Belladonna and homeopathy in general:

Internet Health Library, Belladonna page

Gems of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Belladonna page

Homeopathic Remedies: An Illustrated Guide, Images of Belladonna

Asked By : Market Troll
Answered By : Sophie
Published Date : 7 / 31 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 3 / 8 / 2007
Question ID : 2794

Categories: [ Pharmacology ] [ Belladonna ]

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