Blacknight Shade grows in Asia, Africa, and Indonesia and it is full of great healing qualities (the European verity is poisonous) It is well know for being able to help with all kinds of GI tract problems including indigestion and irritation of the lining of the stomach and intestines.
Blacknight Shade also lowers fevers, helps with asthma, and helping to get rid of phlegm.
It improves circulation, and topically helps with acne, eczema, ringworm, ulcers and even burns… also helps with gout, and arthritis too! It’s also a good diuretic and Blacknight Shade is sedative in action, and slightly narcotic, with anti-inflammatory, and anti-spasmodic healing qualities.
Blacknight Shade makes a good laxative and also works for healing cirrhosis of the liver and it also stimulates red blood cell formation. And Blacknight Shade reduces heat and cools the body… and it also boosts your immune system.
If is filled with lots of great minerals such as phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, A, C, and B Vitamins, and the berries are made into preserves and pies in some places.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist