Potato

Solanum tuberosum

Potato


Solanine, the poisonous principle in this plant, is found in the vines and sprouts of the common potato plant. Green potatoes, spoiled potatoes and potato sprouts have been shown to contain solanine. Gastrointestinal irritation with pain, constipation or diarrhea and nervous effects such as drowsiness, loss of sensation, weakness, breathing difficulties and paralysis with death may occur.