Well I just found out that I have been taking and also giving to my kids deadly nightshade. As someone who found about nightshade from playing Ultima games, this was a bit distressing.
My wife has got into homeopathic remedies recently. I wasn’t feeling too great yesterday so my wife told me that I should take some “Belladonna”. I took it and it actually worked well, similar to Tylenol or other usual cold/flu remedies. Intrigued as to how well it worked I looked up what Belladonna was online and found a whole lot of warning signs. Essentially it is deadly nightshade and I have been giving some to my kids as well who were suffering with colds. Even more surprising is that it is readily available from your closest Whole Foods or other homeopathic store without a prescription.
The good news is that the doses that we take are so minimal it is not harmful at all and more importantly it works, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore their latent hippy side.