‘Nightshade' is a strange word. When we first hear ‘nightshade vegetable', we tend to relate it with some unknown and enigmatic activities of night, related with spirit, fairies, or charms. But actually, nightshade vegetable has nothing to do with abstruse night fairies or magic. Nightshade vegetables are such a vegetable which is used for making herbal or different medicines. Basically nightshade plants are known for their ingredient chemicals, which are well known for their favorable effect on human health. But some chemicals behave as toxins and poisons in human bodies. Later, because of these toxins, we become allergic to these vegetables.
Why this name? Basically nightshade vegetable are called ‘nightshade' because, they tend to shade themselves at night, in order to defend themselves from predators like night birds, or insects. Effect of nightshade plants: nightshade plants have different effects for different people. Some people consider it very healthy. But some people develop an allergy when they eat these nightshade plants. The good effects are, for some people, it increases strength, stamina, endurance, beauty and memory. But in some cases, these plants show bad effects such as skin rash, stomach infection, eye or nose infection and other types of allergies.
Why most allergies occur from nightshade plants? Actually, nightshade plants contain some chemicals in them. In different human bodies, these chemicals behave differently. Some human bodies tend to bear the chemicals, but in some human bodies, the chemicals are regarded as harmful foreign bodies. People regularly eat nightshade vegetables like eggplant, goose berry, tomato etc. so that's why, most allergies occurs from nightshade plants. The nightshade vegetables and their effects: there are over 2000 categories of nightshade vegetables. Some vegetable are so common that we can never imagine of it being of a special category.
Common nightshade vegetables:
Uncommon nightshade vegetables:
Nightshade plants are a daily need to us and a daily food in our breakfast, lunch or dinner list. There are some names in the list, which we can't even imagine to be allergic. We should know the effects of these nightshade plants. It will help us to get rid of allergies and to posses a good health.