Belladonna is a homeopathy remedy commonly used for pain, fever, cough and sore throat, but its effectiveness is well known in psychiatric problems and acute pains, which are throbbing or pulsating in nature. It is commonly used for children and is known to be effective in dentition or teething problems in homeopathic doses. from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen…

Atropa Belladonna

Belladonna is adapted to bilious, lymphatic, plethoric constitutions; persons who are lively and entertaining when well, but violent and often delirious when sick.

Women and children with light hair and blue eyes, find complexion, delicate skin; sensitive, nervous, threatened with convulsions; tuberculous patients.

Belladonna patient has a great liability to take cold; sensitive to drafts of air, especially when uncovering the head; from having the hair cut; tonsils become inflamed after riding in a cold wind ( Aconite, Hepar, Rhus – takes cold from exposure of feet, Conium, Cuprum, Silicea ).

Quick sensation and motion; eyes snap and move quickly; pains come suddenly, last indefinitely and cease suddenly ( Magnesium phos. ).

Belladonna Pains come usually in short attacks; cause redness of face and eyes; fulness of head and throbbing of carotids.

Imagines he sees ghosts, hideous faces, and various insects ( Stramonium ); black animals, dogs, wolves.

Fear of imaginary things, wants to run away from them; hallucinations.

Violent delirium; disposition to bite, spit, strike and tear things; breaks into fits of laughter and gnashes the teeth; wants to bite and strike the attendants ( Stramonium ); tries to escape ( Helleborus ).

Head hot and painful; face flushed; eyes wild, staring, pupils dilated; pulse full and bounding, globular, like buckshot striking the finger; mucous membrane of mouth dry; stool tardy and urine suppressed; sleepy; but cannot sleep ( Chamomilla, Opium ).

Convulsions during teething, with fever (without fever, Magnesium phos. ); come on suddenly, head hot, feet cold.

Rush of blood to head and face ( Amyl., Gloninum, Melilotus ).

Belladonna Headache, congestive, with red face, throbbing of brain and carotids ( Melilotus ); < from slight noise, jar, motion, light, lying down, least exertion; > pressure, tight bandaging, wrapping up, during menses.

Boring the head into the pillow ( Apis, Helleborus, Podophyllum ).

Vertigo when stooping, or when rising after stooping ( Bryonia ); on every change of position.

Abdomen tender, distended < by least jar, even of the bed; obliged to walk with great care for fear of a jar.

Pain in right ileo-coecal region, < by slightest touch, even of the bed-cover.

The transverse colon protrudes like a pad.

Belladonna Skin: of a uniform, smooth, shining scarlet redness; dry, hot, burning; imparts a burning sensation to examining had; the true Sydenham scarlet fever, where eruption is perfectly smooth and truly scarlet.

Pressing downwards as if the contents of abdomen would issue from the vulva; > standing and sitting erect; worse mornings ( Lilium, Murex, Sepia ).

Relations. – Complementary: Calcarea.

Belladonna is the acute of Calcarea carb, which is often required to complete a cure.

Similar: to, Aconite, Bryonia, Cicuta, Gelsemium, Gloninum, Hyoscyamus, Melilotus, Opium, Stramonium

Aggravation. – From touch, motion, noise, draught of air, looking at bright, shining objects ( Lyssinum, Stramonium ); after 3 p. m.; night, after midnight; while drinking; uncovering the head; summer sun; lying down.

Amelioration. – Rest; standing or sitting erect; warm room.



H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.