Assassins in the Garden: Belladonna, Foxglove, Hemlock & Co.

January 23, 2012, 1:00 PM

Not everything herbal or natural is good for us -- some of the most beautiful plants are quite toxic. From hemlock to lobelia, foxglove to rhubarb, retired internist Sandra Moss will reveal through her lavishly illustrated 2:00 p.m. presentation just how various plant toxins affect the body. Surprising facts on garden flora that she will dispense range from the dangers of “mushroom roulette”, to the deadly nightshades - and to a nasty fungus hiding on your roses. Along the way, Dr. Moss, an expert in medical history, will describe some of the fascinating herbal remedies used by nineteenth-century American physicians.

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