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Ha! Jamie would have never done this!
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Scare as top chef recommends hallucogenic weed

The celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson has apologised after he mistakenly
suggested using a poisonous plant in recipes.

In a magazine interview, Mr Worrall Thompson said the weed henbane made a
tasty addition to salads.

Healthy & Organic Living magazine’s website has now issued an urgent warning
that “henbane is a very toxic plant and should never be eaten”.

Mr Worrall Thompson told reporters he had confused henbane with a plant of a
similar name and admitted the mix-up was “a bit embarrassing”.

Henbane – Hyoscyamus niger – has sticky serrated leaves, yellow, funnel-shaped
flowers and a stale scent.

Its name means killer of hens and it can cause hallucinations, drowsiness and
disorientation in humans.

Larger quantities can cause a loss of consciousness, seizures, trembling of
the limbs and, in extreme cases, death.

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Written by kadeeae

August 4, 2008 at 1:10 pm

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