Three drops is all it takes.
- Atropa belladonna aka belladonna or deadly nightshade
- Name origin Atropa comes from Atropos, one of the three Fates in Greek mythology, and the name “bella donna” means “beautiful woman”
- The herb was used in eye-drops by women to dilate the pupils of the eyes to make them appear seductive
- Was used by ancient Romans as a poison (the wife of Emperor Augustus and the wife of Claudius both were rumored to have used it for murder)
- Also was used to make poison-tipped arrows
- Three drops of deadly nightshade is thought to put a person into a deep, dreamless sleep
- Some instances it’s enough to kill