Solanaceae, also known as nightshade or potato family, is a family of flowering plants and agriculture crops. Food, spice and medicine are produced by this family in a large quantity; therefore, human beings used them extensively. Potato, tomato, eggplant, chili pepper, paprika, wolfberry and tomatillo, are a few family members of solanaceae family of foods. Rich in toxicity and alkaloid, this family can disturb human beings and animals from mildly irritating to fatal results. Solanaceae allergy can reach from annoying someone to life threats.
Tomatillos along with a few other plants such as belladonna, mandrake, tamarios, pimentos, garden huckleberry, pepinos, ground cherries, and Morning Glory comes from plants known as nightshade plants and are also some things that some individuals have to stay away from. Why you ask? Well for one, these plants, like some animals have developed a form of self protection against their natural predators such as insects, preventing them from eating them. As a way of protecting themselves, they produce a very toxic substance; however, they are not as harmful to humans as they are to insects.