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Bittersweet Nightshade

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What other names is Bittersweet Nightshade known by?

Amargamiel, Bitter Nightshade, Bittersweet, Blud Nightshade, Common Nightshade, Deadly Nightshade, Douce-Amère, Dulcamara, Fellen, Fellonwood, Felonwort, Fever Twig, Herbe à la Fièvre, Herbe de Judas, Herbe de Judée, Kakmachi, Morelle Douce-Amère, Morelle Grimpante, Mortal, Rubabarik, Scarlet Berry, Snake Berry, Solanum dulcamara, Staff Vine, Vigne de Judée, Violet Bloom, Woody, Woody Nightshade.

What is Bittersweet Nightshade?

Bittersweet nightshade is a vine-like plant. It is in the same family as tomatoes and potatoes. The stem is used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Acne, itchy skin, boils, broken skin, warts, arthritis-like pain, nail bed swelling, eczema, promoting water loss (diuretic), pain relief, and calming nervous excitement.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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