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What is the belladonna flower?

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The belladonna flower is the flower of the poisonous nightshade plant. The plant dilates the pupils of people who come in contact with it, and it can cause a person to hallucinate. In Italy, women once took belladonna berry juice to enlarge their pupils and make them more attractive.

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What is the belladonna flower?
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The roots and leaves of the belladonna plant are used to make medicine. Even though the plant is considered unsafe, it is a natural treatment for whooping cough and asthma. Belladonna is also a natural sedative. Belladonna is also used in topical treatments to reduce pain caused by rheumatism or to relieve nerve pain.

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