What is Solanine and Why are Nightshade Vegetables Harmful?

Solanine is a poisonous substance that occurs naturally in potatoes and other members of the nightshade family,
such as tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, goji berries and eggplants. A very small amount of solanine can be toxic,
and in very large doses it can be fatal.

Most animals, including humans, have learned the lesson and learned to leave nightshades alone.
Leaves, roots, flowers, stems, and fruits can all contain solanine in varying levels.

It is now apparent that there are groups of people who cannot tolerate nightshades in their diets,
wish to avoid them anyway or find that eliminating them helps alleviate a variety of mental,
emotional and physical problems.

The following links will provide more information on these poisonous vegetables.


History of Nightshades

Nightshades - The Number One Health Problem

1. What are nightshades?

2. What is Solanine?

3. The Truth About Nightshade Vegetables

4. All about Nightshades

5. Avoid Nightshades in Your Diet

6. Deadly Nightshade (Solanine)

7. Solanine Material Safety Data Sheet (scary)

8. Toxicity Class Definitions for Material Safety Data Sheets

9. Foods that Cripple

10. NightShade Alkaloid Toxins

11. Solanine AND Chaconine

12. Solanine Toxicity Syndrome.html

13. Potato Plant Poisoning

14. Nightshade Vegetables and Arthritis

15. An Apparent Relation of Nightshades (Solanaceae) to Arthritis