Belladonna - Is it safe?:
by Lauren Feder, M.D.

My pediatrician warned me about the dangers of belladonna. Is this true?

Homeopathic belladonna is safe and non-toxic, and is sold over the counter. Most doctors are ignorant about how homeopathy works. Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine that works by using a small dose of a substance to help stimulate the body's healing forces. It is a safe treatment that is gentle yet extremely effective when used properly. The principle of homeopathy is based on the "law of similars." In other words, a substance that could cause symptoms in large amounts can heal you in minute homeopathic doses.

Let's look at an example: The homeopathic remedy Allium Cepa (Red Onion) is used to treat the runny nose and watery eyes from a cold or hay fever, the very symptoms it would cause if one were cutting a red onion in the kitchen. There are hundreds of remedies that homeopathic practitioners use.