Plants with Ocular Effects
East Germany (1981)
Yugoslavia (1963 SG1077)
Hyoscymaus Niger is also called henbane or stinking nightshade. Like atropine it belongs to the solanacea family. Scopolamine can be derived from the roots of this plant. Scopolamine is used medically to dilate the eye; to depress the central nervous system, which effect makes it valuable as a sedative and pre-anesthetic; and to prevent motion sickness. 
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