Discovering a New Wild Edible Berry – Black Nightshade Podcast

As a child growing up in the Himalayan mountains, I used to go to nearby gardens where I used to eat black nightshade berries. It’s tasty, fun and healthy too…

What is the black nightshade berry?

It is known by other names such as Solanum Nigrum, Duscle, Garden Nightshade, Hound’s Berry, Petty Morel, Wonder Berry and Popolo.

And the best part is that it contains many health benefits in a tiny shell…

Learn All About the Black Nightshade Berries in this Amazing Herbs Podcast


Black Nightshade berry belongs to the same family as brinjal or eggplant, tomatoes, and capsicum.

My grandpa used to tell me that every part of this plant is useful.

  • Leaves for mouth ulcer or sores.
  • Stems as vegetable in some cultures
  • Sauteed berries and add it over any salad for flavor

It is recommended to take ripe berries only as non ripe can be poisonous in some cases.

Many people used to ask my grandpa how they should take these berries for the good benefit for mouth sores.

Listen to this Podcast to learn more how to make black nightshades berries ready for mouth sores…

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How to prepare black nightshade berries for your mouth sore?

Many people wrote us back so we have even provided these steps below.

Steps to make the black nightshade berries fit for mouth sore or ulcer:

  • Soak the berries in a jug full of water for few hours
  • Smash the berries in the water and then use it for gargle
  • Since many of these berries can be toxic, please don't use it unless you know that you are taking the right type of berries

In some cultures, it is also used for skin irritations and let me share the steps in terms of how it is done.

  • Take the fresh leaves of black nightshade berries and wash it with the running water
  • Make a paste of these leaves with small quantity of turmeric in a blender
  • Apply this paste where skin irritations are noticed
  • Use it regularly until you don't need it and use it under the supervision of a health care provider

The Potent Black Nightshade Berries for Health

In Southern India, the green leaves and ripe berries are eaten even though it is considered toxic in Europe and North America. Even in North America, it is part of the diet for the indigenous culture for last many years.

The ripe fruit is quite delicious and it can be taken as long as it is not toxic.

It is eaten regularly in South India due to its anti-inflammatory and liver protective properties.

Watch the Video to Learn about the Ripe Berries

Other Exotic Benefits of Amazing Black Nightshade Berries

Besides the above benefits shared, there is one main exotic benefit of taking black nightshade berry.

It has been used in many cultures as a folk medicine but we don't know much about it and leave it your research. We are sharing it but please do your due diligence before using it.

More research is needed to confirm that folklore is that it can be used to kill cancer cell of the liver.

Like always, I want to remind you that please always work with your health care provider or investigate further to learn more about it as our goal is to share the information only.

Disclaimer - The information presented on herbs or foods or any other topic is for informational purposes only. Never take any action without consulting your doctor. Never give any type of herb to children without talking to a doctor. All the statements made on this podcast have not been evaluated by the FDA. The herbs or foods mentioned on this podcast are not intended to cure, treat, diagnose or prevent disease. Always play it safe.

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