Don't put Henbane in your salad!

In a magazine interview about watercress and other wild foods, Mr Worrall Thompson said the weed henbane was "great in salads". He had meant to recommend fat hen, which is a wild herb.

So here's an urgent warning "henbane is highly toxic". In fact the notorious murderer Dr Crippen is thought to have used the henbane plant to kill his wife in 1910.

Source: The Wright Stuff

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