Herbalist overdoses on her own concoction

A trained herbalist accidentally overdosed on deadly nightshade, a poisonous plant,according to a BMJ case report that highlights the dangers of legally obtainable natural remedies.

Also known as Atropa belladonna, herbalists use the plant to treat “nervous pain” and muscle spasm and to reduce secretions.

The 50-year-old patient drank 50mL from the bottle to help her insomnia

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