Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

(Nightshade - 06)  Both the foliage and the berries of the nightshade are somewhat poisonous, the berries causing nausea; however in diluted form the berries were used by Native Americans to treat nervousness and diarrhea.  The dried stems were used as a sedative, diuretic and hypnotic.  The chewed roots had an initial bitter taste which became sweet as they continued to be chewed.  This characteristic led to the name, bittersweet nightshade.

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