Bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) is a vine-like plant in the same family as tomatoes and potatoes. The stem is used to make medicine.

The stem contains chemicals that might have anti-inflammatory effects. But the leaves and berries of bittersweet nightshade are poisonous.

People use the stem of bittersweet nightshade for acne, eczema, wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Bittersweet nightshade leaves and berries can be toxic.

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