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Misunderstanding about plants can seriously harm your health


DECRYPTION - Take advantage of a walk to pick up plants and eat them? Seductive… but not without risk.

Want to “return to nature”, tutorials galore on the net, inflation… everything leads to picking up edible plants.

But the risk of confusion exists, especially because a plant changes appearance depending on the season (in bloom or not) and its growth may have been disrupted by the weather.

Between the plant in the photo as it should be and the reality on the ground, recognition is not so simple.

“There is a significant risk of confusion with a similar poisonous plant for those who do not have serious botanical knowledge.

We almost never find side by side, the edible plant and the poisonous plant with which it is confused - the recognition of each of them would be simpler -, reason for which accidents occur ", warn the D Magali

Oliva- Labadie, head of the poison control center at Bordeaux University Hospital, and Dr. Sandra Sinno-Tellier, assistant to the director of health alerts and vigilance, toxicovigilance coordinator…

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Source: lefigaro

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