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Nightshades List

  • angel and devil's trumpets (edible flowers)
  • artichokes
  • ashwagandha
  • Atropine and Scopolamine, used in sleeping pills
  • baking powders (most contain potato starch)
  • bell pepper
  • belladonna - the homeopathic (this is highly precautionary as homeopathics contain virtually no measurable "active" chemical)                         
  • capsicum: topical medications for pain and inflammation containing capsicum (in cayenne pepper)
  • cayenne pepper
  • chalice vine (edible flowers)
  • chili peppers
  • day jasmine (edible flowers)
  • edible flowers
  • eggplant (aubergine)
  • envelopes adhesives contain potato starch
  • garden huckleberry and blueberries (contain the alkaloids that induce inflammation)
  • goji berries
  • gooseberries
  • green pepper
  • ground cherries
  • homeopathic remedies containing Belladonna [note: this is highly precautionary as homeopathics contain virtually no measurable "active" chemical]      
  • jasmine – day (edible flowers)
  • okra
  • paprika
  • pepino melon
  • peppers (all varieties such as bell pepper, wax pepper, green & red peppers, chili peppers, cayenne, paprika, etc.)
  • peppers (NOT black or white pepper corns which are not a nightshade)
  • petunia (edible flowers)
  • potatoes (all varieties, NOT sweet potatoes or yams which are not nightshades)
  • prescription and over­the­counter medications containing potato starch as a filler (especially prevalent in sleeping and muscle relaxing medications)
  • red peppers
  • sorrel
  • soy sauce made in the U.S. is generally made with genetically modified (GMO) soy beans, which are cut with the nightshade plant Petunia. (Recommend Tamari – Gluten Free from San J)
  • tobacco
  • tomarillos (a plum­like fruit from Peru)
  • tomatoes (all varieties, including tomatillos)
  • topical medications for pain and inflammation containing capsicum (in cayenne pepper)
  • vodka (potatoes used in production)
  • wax pepper

Read labels carefully because you could be doing everything else right, and still be sabotaged by one small amount of an ingredient. Never buy a food that uses the generic term of 'seasoning' or 'spices' as it is likely to contain nightshades.

Sat, 19 Oct 2013