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Belladonna was used in ancient Rome as a beauty aid.
Yes, the dilation of the pupils that belladonna causes was thought to be beautiful in ancient Rome.
Good thing we don't live in those times, because belladonna is a plant that can send you into a coma, and even kill you.
I have added belladonna here only because it is used in medicine today and does indeed have therapeutic and interesting uses,
but this plant is NOT to be used at home. Only a qualified physician should be using anything containing
An ophthamologist will use it to dilate your pupils during an examination. It has other therapeutic uses, but because it is such a poisonous plant, it's simply not an herb to use on your own, ever!