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The belladonna treatment

What was the belladonna treatment described on page seven of The Big Book?
It was an old treatment for depression and muscle spasm. Belladonna, also known as Deadly Nightshade, is a powerful sedative, narcotic and muscle relaxant that is no longer widely used for such treatments because it is also poisonous.

The treatment consisted of belladonna plus extracts of xanthoxylum (prickly ash) and hyoscyamus (henbane).

For many more details see these links:
www.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/health/20drunk.html
www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/n/nighde05.html
www.aabacktobasics.org/B2B%20Flyers-Seminars/archives/archive6.html.

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