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Unsolved Mysteries - Solanaceae And Your Health
Meet the nightshade Family: Solanaceae
Solanaceae are a family of flowering plants that include a number of important agricultural crops as well as many toxic plants.
The family includes Datura (Jimson weed), Mandragora (mandrake), belladonna (deadly nightshade), Lycium barbarum (Wolfberry), Physalis philadelphica (Tomatillo) , Physalis peruviana (Cape gooseberry flower), Capsicum (paprika, chili pepper), Solanum (potato, tomato, eggplant), Nicotiana (tobacco), and Petunia. With the exception of tobacco (Nicotianoideae) and petunia (Petunioideae), most of the economically important genera are contained in the sub-family Solanoideae. Solanaceae are characteristically ethnobotanical, that is, extensively utilized by humans. They are important sources of food, spice and medicine. However, Solanaceae species are often rich in alkaloids whose toxicity to humans and animals ranges from mildly irritating to fatal in small quantities.
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Top left: tomatos, potatos, bell peppers and eggplant. Top Center: the most criminalized, tobacco which is in the sub-family Nicotiana Top Right: various types of peppers and chili peppers.
Bottom Left: yams Bottom Center: paprikas Bottom Right: sweet potatos
My interest in the nightshade family has been ongoing since I read a Fresno State University Study Report on Nightshades and Horses. Horses being very close to humans in tissues, teeth and bones. The report was "filed" in an old barn where I came upon it and read it. The findings were astonishing and the fact that they hid this Health Hazard Report back in the 70's is shameless! My children could have grown up nightshade free and so could of yours-
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