This perennial herb has both cosmetic and medicinal purposes. In early times, it was used cosmetically because the active ingredient, atropine, causes the pupils to dialte, which was thought to be a sexy and alluring attribute in women. It is believed this is how the name Belladonna came to be, as it means beautiful lady in Italian. Medicinally, the alkaloids found in this herb help to dry up bodily fluids (breast milk, saliva, perspiration, and mucous) and can aid in gastrointestinal disorders. It is often used in homeopathic remedies to cure the common cold, earaches, fever, menstrual cramps, sunstroke, toothaches, headaches, sore throats, and boils.
Pluto Incense (Planetary Influence Incense)
1 part Cypress
1 part Peppermint
1/2 part Eucalyptus
1/2 part Mimosa
Pinch Belladonna leaf
Burn to attract its influences.
Remember to always consult a doctor before using any herbal remedies. Belladonna is an extremely dangerous herb and should only be used under the supervision of a certified medical practitioner.