Belladonna Leaf, Deadly Nightshade Leaf

Belladonna Leaf, Deadly Nightshade Leaf

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as an anodyne, locally in neuralgia and nerve pains; as an antispasmodic, for checking secretions, as in coryza, night sweats, and excessive milk; also, as a narcotic and mydriatic [dilates the pupils]. [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]
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Object Name
Crude Drug
crude drug
Other Terms
Crude Drug; Materia Medica; Drugs; Vegetable; Leaf
date made
before 1964
George Washington University. School of Pharmacy
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
belladonna leaf (drug material)
glass (bottle material)
plastic (lid material)
paper (label material)
overall: 5 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 14.605 cm x 6.985 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy; Accession 259201 (1964)
Crude Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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