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So·la·na·ce·ae

(sō'lă-nā'sē-ē),
A family of plants that includes the genus Solanum (nightshade) and some 84 other genera comprising 1800 species, including belladonna, the tomato, and some potato plants.

Solanaceae

[sō′lənā′si·ē]
a family of plants that includes the genus Solanum, or nightshades, with more than 1800 species, including deadly nightshade (belladonna), henbane, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Solanaceae

(sō″lă-nā′sē-ē″) [L. solanum, nightshade + -aceae]
A family of herbs, shrubs, and trees from which several important drugs such as scopolamine and belladonna are derived. Tomatoes and potatoes are members of this family.
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Researcher Winifred Conkling states in Natural Medicine for Arthritis, "Eliminating vegetables from the nightshade family can promote cartilage repair.
Early blight (caused by a fungus) has a wider range of host plants - potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, tobacco and other members of the nightshade family.
The deadly nightshade family,which includes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines a recertainly deadly for many people, as the alkaloids they contain seem to inhibit collagen repair in joints and create inflammation.
The answer that it is part of the nightshade family has to rank as one of history's spectacularly bad marketing launches.
Explorer Hernan Cortez found the rosy orbs growing wild in the Andes Mountains of South America and took plants back to Spain in the mid-1500s, where early botanists concluded that, since tomatoes were part of the nightshade family, they must be poisonous.
It's a common plant in grasslands and fields and is a member of the nightshade family.
From a cursory perusal booklet, it would appear that one family of plants is especially notable for its toxicity: the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
The nightshade family is a problem for a small number of people.
Brunfelsia is a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and has both toxic and hallucinogenic properties.
Indeed, the tobacco plant is a weed that's native to several parts of the world, and a member of the nightshade family.
If you're not sure that you have sensitivities, try eliminating foods from the nightshade family that can cause muscle spasms, pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
As a member of the potato or nightshade family, jimsonweed contains alkaloids that can be medicinal, hallucinogenic or lethal, depending on the amount consumed.