Burdock roots closely resemble the roots of a highly poisonous plant known as Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, do not consume the roots unless you are sure you can identify the herb and it is from the burdock plant.
However, for children with osteoarthritis, citrus fruits and vegetables from the nightshade family, including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, should be avoided since they can promote swelling.
In Italy, as in the United States, the fruit of the tomato plant was originally thought to be poisonous as it is a close relative of the nightshade plant, and it was grown as an ornamental.
The most common side effect is not caused directly by burdock root but by mistaking a poisonous plant called belladonna or deadly nightshade for actual burdock.
Like most plants of the nightshade family, tomatoes are native to sunny mountain slopes of South America, where frost damage is not a concern.
Also known commonly as Indian ginseng or scientifically as Withania somniferum, Ashwagandha is an Indian shrub of the nightshade family.
Members of the Allium family such as onions, leeks, and chives are often planted with members of the nightshade family.
Pot-8-os: Waxy (D), Champion (D, L), Tyrant (D), Nightshade (0).
- Stamen of a species of Nightshade (Solanum), showing the divergence of the anther-lobes at the base, and the dehiscence by pores at the apex.
Bell y donna, " beautiful lady," the berries having been used as a cosmetic), the roots and leaves of Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, widely used in medicine on account of the alkaloids which they contain.