Scientific Name: Atropa Belladonna Gender: feminine Element: Water Planet: Mars , Saturn Deities: Hecate, Bellona, Circe Common names: Deadly Nightshade, Devils Cherries, Atropa, Banewort, Divale, Nightshade.
Belladonna translated to Italian means “Beautiful Lady” . The entire plant is extremely poisonous especially the root. If you have any cuts bruises or abrasions please do not handle. Belladonna is used to Encourage astral projection as well as aiding in producing visions, but belladonna is best avoided. It is a primary ingredient in flying ointments. Used in funeral rituals to aspurge the circle, helping the deceased to let go and move forward. It is also Used to invoke Circe The Greek goddess of magic. You can gather it’s berries when they are ripe around Samhain/Halloween. Store with onyx. Medicinally, it has been used as a sedative. It is also used in eye drops to help dilate the eyes. It has been used in medicine since ancient times and should be used with caution.