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Accidental my arse, he was trying to kill us all off
Its on my PC screensaver.
Worrel T is a knob.
He obviously knows nothing....so why does he get paid loads of dosh to impart s*** he knows nothing about.
For instance without referencing I can advise you of other plants of the same chenipodium or goosefoot family that are similarly usable in food.
Fat Hen, Goosefood, Good King Henry, and various Oraches (spear leacved, sea etc)
These actually have a lot of nutricional value but as always I wouldnt recomend the inexperianced eating them.
Henbane is obviously poisonous and is in the solanica or nightshade family.
And it is one of my sacred herbs, it feels like worrel thompson has somehow sullied it.....euchhh.....I can feel a purification ritual coming on tonight
Although I normally say that the cabbage family (the crucifers) have notoxins to mention (as far a humans are concerned)
Watercress (A Crucifer) is actually slightly toxic.
To neutralise poisons an enzymic reaction needs to take place......this can either happen in the stomach (which means that the purification only starts once youve actually had some of the poison, ot you can kick it off in the plant previous by putting it in some hot water before hand (It doesnt need to be boiling....less than blanching) then cool it later with some cold water