From Kook Science
robert masters book on Sekhmet: Denderah is a holiday that takes place during the month of thoth and consist of re-enacting mythos whereby strange plant drugs of the Solanaceae family are powerful drugs mixed with beer and human blood, when Sekhmet shows up to the battlefield she thinks it's blood and drinks it, her "heart is filled with joy" as a result of the intoxication, so on this holiday the egyptians drank this crunk juice sans human blood to celebrate. But it happens to fall in the month of Thoth, seems to be an interpretation of the Sekhmet Pomegrante-beer drink too, might be how they emulated the blood color. Probably tames her waring spirit.
The family includes Datura (Jimson weed), Mandragora (mandrake), belladonna (deadly nightshade), Lycium barbarum (Wolfberry), Physalis philadelphica (Tomatillo) , Physalis peruviana (Cape gooseberry flower), Capsicum (paprika, chili pepper), Solanum (potato, tomato, eggplant), Nicotiana (tobacco), and Petunia. - https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Solanaceae