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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.
Many plants will not grow in soil with juglone in it; especially tomatoes and other members of the nightshade family.
That's often a member of the nightshade family, such as potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants.
Native to the Andes and a member of the nightshade family, the potato was thought to be poisonous when it first arrived in Britain from Spain.
However, on the positive side, we find that jimsonweed, a smelly member of the nightshade family and a bane of farmers, has a preferential uptake for plutonium; but not in my backyard, thank you.
The very recent Nightshade Family View exemplifies such an interior reality shrouded from public view.
Jimson weed--also known as thorn apple, angle's trumpet, and Jamestown weed (because the first record of physical symptoms following ingestion occurred in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1676 [1])--is a member of the nightshade family.
Some examples: avoid meat and dairy products, eliminate all cooked and processed foods, don't eat grains, drink whole milk but only at room temperature, avoid all vegetables in the nightshade family (potatoes, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, etc.
One of the pleasures of morphology is to discover an underlying resemblance between seemingly disparate entities, such as potatoes, tobacco, belladonna and the other members of the wide and deadly nightshade family.
Chili peppers belong to the nightshade family, which includes eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes.
Also, foods from the deadly nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines) contain alkaloids, which have been shown to inhibit the repair of collagen in those with arthritis and will help to create inflammation and therefore pain.
The chili, actually, is a fruit pod from the plant belonging to the nightshade family (Solanaceae), within the genus, capsicum.